Windows is of immense importance for our planet to function. More than 86 percent of computers in the world use different versions of this Microsoft system. An example illustrating the importance of Windows: The US Army had to seek help from Microsoft Maintenance of Windows 95-based computers Years after the end of support for this system. Upgrading these computers to Windows 10 has been a difficult task and is not without risks to US security.
Since 1981, when IBM launched its first personal computer, personal computers based on Microsoft and Intel processors have been the majority choice in computing. But personal computers are beginning to experience a time of profound change. The arrival of M1 processors, such as those used on iPhones and iPads, has also appeared on Macs.
Since 1981, when IBM launched its first personal computer, personal computers based on Microsoft and Intel processors have been the majority choice in computing.
This change in computer hardware architecture, which is revolutionary, is no coincidence that it was made by a company, Apple, which controls the software and hardware of the equipment it sells. This transition seems more complicated in the world of Windows computers.
For two main reasons: It is imperative that manufacturers take a step to manufacture computers with portable processors that are more efficient in terms of performance and power consumption, and that Microsoft decides to eliminate the burden by launching a disabled version of Windows: compatible with new applications for processors with an ARM architecture and with existing processors. For computers based on Intel and AMD processors.
Will it be a revamp of Windows 10 or will Windows 10X be the operating system that will change the features that computers have today? Some answers, as well as some doubts, have surfaced with the leak of an earlier version of Windows 10X.
In this nomination, which can be seen playing in the video accompanying these fonts, it is noted that Windows 10X is a much lighter and more flexible version of Windows 10. Although it is not compatible with classic applications running in Windows 10. A change can work with performance Good for PCs with mobile ARM processors.
Windows 10X is a much lighter and more flexible version of Windows
This is completely different from what Apple has done with its macOS Big Sur, which is compatible with new Intel processors and M1s. Although if we use it together with the latter to run classic Windows 10 applications, Apple’s system needs to resort to simulation through Rosette technology.
Even with the emulator, the new Apple chips execute applications that are not adapted for M1 processors at a similar speed to Macs with Intel processors. This emulator for apps designed for Windows 10 is what Windows 10X will lack.
There is a version of Windows 10 that is compatible with ARM and Intel or AMD processors, but it should be improved
It’s very likely that Microsoft is already facing this scenario. For this, there are many methods, although there are two that seem clear: Run Windows 10X without compatibility from the start with Windows 10 applications, in this way it will be possible to adapt the applications to the new system, and to launch an update later that allows implementation of Windows 10 applications.
The other way is for Windows 10 to undergo a sweeping change, similar to MacOS Big Sur, which allows it to be compatible with applications that work with different processor architectures. In fact, Microsoft has already started this path with Windows 10, of which there is a version compatible with Intel or AMD processors and ARM processors. The problem is that it doesn’t work well.
Qualcomm has a version of Snapdragon that’s designed for computers, but it’s a completely immature project
Part of Microsoft’s problems are due to the fact that there is no clear alternative to Apple’s M1 processor among hardware manufacturers. Qualcomm has a version of Snapdragon processors designed for computers, but it’s not a fully mature project. Although, computers with this type of processor and Windows 10 appeared. Although, a new, more efficient Snapdragon chip could arrive.
At the moment it is known that Windows 10 will refresh visually. Which could be an indication of the future plans that the company has with its operating system. Everything indicates that ARM processors reach Windows PCs might be slow. The decision between whether Windows 10 or Windows 10X is the operating system that represents the future will likely be related to the response of the users.
But never forget Google. Although there is no clear indication of whether they are planning to launch a desktop app-compatible version of Android, which would rival Chrome OS, this possibility cannot be ruled out. More responses will arrive in the coming months. And definitely more questions, too.
Google may also try to break into the competition to provide computers with a new generation of processors.