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      • #2334546
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hello everybody, seems like we are close to release date of Windows 10 X.

        PC World article

        It should be simplified Windows 10. Im looking forward to put my hands on this, before I make judgement. Its possible to try already on VMs, but he experience is bad, emulation very slow.

        I am little bit confused, because I thougt that originally Windows 10X was designed for folding screen computers. Then I read, that its designed for ARM architecture. Now its for single screen devices too. Im lost. There seems to be no roadmap/goal for this. Maybe it can do all these things.

        So the Windows 10 in S mode wont work anymore?

        We wrote last year that Windows 10X now appears to be the new Windows 10 S (Windows 10 in S Mode); after spending some hands-on time with the leaked build, we believe those impressions have been confirmed.

        So Windows 10X is Windows 10S? Could it be more confusing please?

        Unsuprisingly:

        Microsoft appears to limit the apps that you can download to just those from the Microsoft Store. I was able to download and install Candy Crush Soda Saga from the Store, but the 7Zip utility just seemed to disappear after I downloaded it and tried to install it.

        Also I woder about licensing, will the Windwos 10X be “free and slim” OS, which are we mostly looking for?

        Have a good day, friends.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

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      • #2335302
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        Windows 10X is Microsoft’s Android

        it’s built on Windows IoT/Phone structure, considerably different than Windows 10 S, Windows 10 ARM, or Windows 8 RT

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by abbodi86.
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      • #2335544
        rafisher1
        AskWoody Plus

        Still a bit unclear.  Is MS getting back into the phone business?  I won’t ever buy anything Apple because of some of their business policies, not because of their SW and Hardware, and I hate android.  I leave my ATT Prepaid android phone off most of the time.  I would love to try a Windows phone.  Any news on this?

      • #2335545
        Bob Blum
        AskWoody Plus

        Actually, it is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS, as used in the Chromebook.  YouTube video’s show it is being very similar, although more limited in functionality.  Microsoft originally planned it for fold-able devices, but has changed course and will now initially release it for laptops and desktops.

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        • #2335779
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          Actually, it is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS, as used in the Chromebook.

          Of course, why not to copy-cat something, which competition use. Lets try to make some money there too 🙂 I dont like this approach. As if they already dont have enough “branches of development”. They must put themself everywhere, where its at least possible.

          Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

          HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      • #2335561
        anonymous
        Guest

        Actually, it is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS, as used in the Chromebook.  YouTube video’s show it is being very similar, although more limited in functionality.  Microsoft originally planned it for fold-able devices, but has changed course and will now initially release it for laptops and desktops.

        Thank you!

        a quick google or bing search yields quite a bit of information, which totally backs up your comment.

      • #2335807
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        What about Surface Duo?

        Surface Duo run Android.

      • #2336217
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus
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        • #2336350
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          It looks quite good to be honest. Visual impressins are good. Thank you for your link, now I can see, how it really works. First you turn on the device, then you get nags about 18 updates. Then some app which you were not asking for sneaks in unseen – Microsoft Whiteboard! Absolute cutting edge technology!!! Now I dont need paper and a pencil! 🙂 I apologize for my weird sense of humour.. Video has amazing resolution and refresh rate, but switching apps looks somehow.. “non-fluent” and sketchy. Amazing device for 1000 USD, but Im not target customer.

          Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

          HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      • #2336495
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Windows 10 X will be initially targeted to new inexpensive PC devices for education and first line workers. SImpler interface. Very restricted on what can be installed.

        It will not be officially available for existing devices.

        --Joe

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