What is Windows 10X?

By | March 6, 2021
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What is Windows 10X?

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Windows 10X is a new version of Windows 10 built for dual-screen and foldable devices. Windows 10X will not replace Windows 10, and according to Microsoft, Windows 10 users will not be able to “upgrade” to Windows 10X.

The major difference between Windows 10 and Windows 10X is the interface, which was specifically designed for dual-screen and/or foldable devices.

According to “The Spectrum“…

“In Windows 10, you can see your taskbar at the bottom of the screen, and a blank desktop above it (normally filled with your preferred programs). The taskbar will also expand onto the left side of the screen with a more comprehensive list of your available applications.

In Windows 10X, your taskbar will sit on the entire left side of your screen – with so-called “levers” allowing you to pull up the taskbar when needed. Currently, it appears that your favorite websites and applications will feature on this left-side taskbar, alongside recent or ‘recommended’ files. The right side of the screen is then freed up for other tasks.”

Windows 10X will eventually come to other laptop devices — but until Microsoft officially announces the new operating system, we will not know much more than that.

What we do know is that unless you are planning on purchasing a dual-screen or foldable device, you do not need Windows 10X. In fact, it is likely that when these devices do launch, Windows 10X will be built in…”

You should know that Windows 10X is nothing like Windows 10S which is a version of Windows 10 that, in its native state, will not allow users to download apps or desktop programs from any source other than the Microsoft store.  Fortunately, users can take Windows 10S computers out of “S” mode manually. Once they do, it becomes a standard Windows 10 computer.

Here is a screenshot of Windows 10X from the Windows Blog.

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