Saturday January 27, 2018

Microsoft Building "Modern" Version of Windows 10 for PCs with Windows Core OS

Microsoft is building a lighter, more battery-efficient version of Windows 10 called "Polaris" that will leave behind legacy components and features. Polaris will not be able to run Win32 programs natively, although it may be able to do so via virtualization. It is expected to release in 2019.

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Polaris will become the new "mainstream" version of Windows 10 for the Average Joe. That's why Polaris is so important. The Windows 10 shipping today is bogged down by legacy components that the average user doesn't even know about or need, and it's getting harder for Microsoft to compete with more lean, modern operating systems like Chrome OS or iOS.

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