Win­dows 10 Cloud could be Mi­crosoft’s next big OS

Pow­ered only by the Win­dows Store?

APC Australia - - Technotes - Sharmishta Sarkar

Not much is known about the new Win­dows oper­at­ing sys­tem, but a re­cently leaked ver­sion of the Win­dows 10 Cloud was avail­able on­line and first im­pres­sions are that the new OS isn’t all that dif­fer­ent from Win­dows 10. It seems to be a Win­dows 10 ver­sion of Win­dows RT that was re­leased with the first gen­er­a­tion of Mi­crosoft Sur­face de­vices. This light­weight ver­sion of the OS pos­sesses a lack of Win32 app sup­port and pos­si­bil­i­ties are strong that it would be locked to the Win­dows Store, sim­i­lar to Chrome OS which is de­signed to run only Googleap­proved apps. Re­cently leaked code re­vealed that Win­dows 10 Cloud would run only Uni­ver­sal Win­dows Plat­form (UWP) apps, and if that’s the case, it could give Google’s Chrome OS a run for its money.

Mi­crosoft has re­fused to com­ment on the leak or the new OS, just say­ing, “We have noth­ing to share.” But spec­u­la­tion is rife that the com­pany could pub­licly launch Win­dows 10 Cloud dur­ing the re­lease of the Win­dows 10 Cre­ators Up­date later this year.

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