Microsoft will likely abandon Windows 10X, the concept operating system that was to serve as a streamlined, simplified rival to the likes of Chrome OS, according to a recent report.
“Microsoft will not be shipping Windows 10X this year and the OS as you know it today, will likely never arrive,” wrote Brad Sams in a piece on Petri.com last week. Citing “people familiar with the company’s plans,” Sams then added, “The company has shifted resources to Windows 10 and 10X is on the back burner, for now.”
Sams’ account was not a huge surprise. Previously, reports about Windows 10X had claimed that the operating system would launch in the spring of 2021; in fact, its debut was to take the spot usually devoted to the year’s first-half Windows 10 feature upgrade. That went by the wayside when earlier this year Microsoft announced plans to issue Windows 10 21H1 on the usual timetable.