Microsoft won’t be delivering Surface Neo dual-screen device this year due to Win32 apps problem with Windows 10X and health issues around the world. The company is also not planning to ship modular Windows 10X to OEMs for 3rd party dual-screen devices in 2020, but they’re actively testing the OS for single-screen devices internally.
As most of us know, Windows 10 slows down over time due to lack of maintenance, downloaded programs, antivirus software, Windows Updates, registry, and startup queue.
Windows 10X sidesteps this issue because the initial code is said to be clean. Subsequent Windows Updates, app updates and other updates will be also clean and tidy to ensure “sustained performance”, according to sources familiar with the development.
Unlike Windows 10, you shouldn’t see the degradation of performance on Windows 10X even after years of operation.
Windows 10X also relies on signed and trusted apps and anti-malware software won’t be necessary, which should contribute to performance improvement. The resources used by anti-malware apps can be re-allocated to improve performance of other important areas within the operating system.
The stripped-down, secure and faster Windows 10X OS represents Microsoft’s efforts to compete in the education niche against the likes of Google Chromebooks. Unlike Windows 10 in S Mode, which was restricted to Windows Store apps and Microsoft Edge browser, Windows 10X will allow users to run desktop apps within a virtualized container.
Machines running Windows 10X would be easier to set up and manage, which can be beneficial for students, small business owners.
It’s also worth noting that Windows 10X will not replace Windows 10 that we know and use today. Windows 10X is also not for power users and it will be promoted as a lightweight, always-connected and secure product.
Microsoft is expected to share more details of Windows 10X for single-screen devices later this year.