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
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
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
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.