01 March 2019
It is a well-known fact that Microsoft wants to offer a Windows version which is a simpler and lighter than the standard Windows 10 operating system. It has already made attempts like Windows RT and Windows 10 RS but none of them turned into any kind of success. This is the reason that the team is now working on a new version reportedly named Windows Lite.
As the name suggests, Windows Lite will be aimed at non-heavy users who wants to only basic work and nothing fancy. It will be powering notebooks with entry-level hardware for better and smoother user experience. A new Petri report claims that Microsoft's work on Windows Lite is currently in full swing. It wants to get it done as soon as possible with an official release in this year itself.
The report mentions that Microsoft is expected to start talking about Windows Lite at this year's Build conference. It should be followed by a testing release for further fine-tuning. Although, it is not confirmed whether it will release a public preview build at the same time or sometime later. The OS is currently said to feature support for only UWPs and PWAs but the idea of supporting Windows32 apps is getting explored. The latter seems to be a must if Microsoft wants the new OS to succeed as most users a Windows notebook to make use of all those software.
One can also see the Windows Lite mockup design showing what the upcoming version looks like. It should be noted that this mockup is based on currently available information. It means there is always a possibility that something or everything might change by the team it is ready for prime time.