|Version of Microsoft Windows|
|OS family||Windows 10 (NT 10.0)|
|Codename||Santorini, Windows Lite|
Windows 10X is a canceled version of Windows 10 that was intended for both single-screen and dual-screen tablets. It is based on Windows Core OS, in a similar fashion to the cancelled Polaris project. Development of the operating system was halted in February 2021 and then later canceled, with some key technologies being incorporated to desktop Windows and other products.
The operating system features a new GUI stack using DirectX and UWP. Although it still contains the Win32 subsystem, the base system does not include the old USER/GDI stack and legacy Win32 apps have to run virtualized, either using remoting or a purpose-built container.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Foley, Mary J. Windows, dual-screen devices and shells: Piecing together Microsoft's Chromebook-compete strategy, ZDNet. 21 February 2019.
- Bowden, Zac. Windows 10X is on ice as Microsoft focuses efforts on rejuvenating Windows 10 desktop instead, ZDNet. 7 May 2021.
- Microsoft. How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update. 18 May 2021.
- Parmar, Mayank. Windows 10 X to support Win32 apps, Sandbox & other features, Windows Latest. 21 November 2019.