Microsoft may be working on Windows Lite for Chromebook-like devices

Microsoft may be working on Windows Lite for Chromebook-like devices

Microsoft may be working on Windows Lite for Chromebook-like devices

Rumour has it that Microsoft is preparing a new version of Windows 10, one which will cut away much of the flab that the OS has accumulated over the years to offer a barebones, Chromebook0like experience that is built for basic notebooks and dual-screen devices. 

“Window Lite”, as The Verge calls it, is designed to help OEMs push a new product category, both in the form of Chromebook-like systems and future dual-screen devices, which offer a book-like form factor and a lot of multi-tasking potential. 

It appears as if Windows Lite will use “Composite Shell”, a modular version of the Windows Shell, as well as part of Microsoft’s new Core OS, which is used to power the HoloLens 2.

In effect, the Windows Lite OS will cut away a lot of features from Windows 10, including much of the backwards compatibility functions that allows Windows 10 to operate with many older applications. It is claimed that the new OS will only support UWP applications initially, limiting software to the Windows 10 Store, though wider levels of software support may be coming.   
   

Microsoft may be working on Windows Lite for Chromebook-like devices  

Over the past number of years, Chromebooks have grown in popularity amongst students and within the education sector, with their simplicity and low pricing making them invaluable in that particular market. Microsoft has attempted to move in on that territory with their restricted Windows 10 S OS, though it was not a large enough step to sway much, if any, interest away from Chrome OS. 

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