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OPLIN 4Cast #708: Will the next version of Windows actually sell?

Posted in 4cast, and Windows

Last updated on November 24, 2020

News is emerging on Microsoft’s plans for its new Windows 10X. It’s not, as you might assume, the next iteration of Windows 10, but a variant (originally codenamed “Windows Lite” and “Santorini”), initially conceived as a Chrome OS competitor. When it was officially unveiled in October 2019, the focus had shifted to the emerging, premium dual-screen market. The pandemic apparently has caused Microsoft to step back to that original plan. But if the proposed inexpensive devices are too low power to run the flagship Microsoft applications, will consumers be interested?

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