Tech 15 Aug
Tech giant Microsoft is considering to launch a competitor to ‘Chrome OS’ specially after the latest devices Google Pixel Slate and iPad Pro has once again ignited the talk about the potential of such portable devices being used as the next-generation computers. While Google Pixel Slate has a lot to offer on the hardware part, the new device left the fans expecting more in terms of the software capabilities. Microsoft acknowledges the potential in Chrome OS and is also considering to develop its very own version for portable devices, which the Silicon Valley giant might name as Windows Lite.
Windows didn’t have a great success with Windows 10 S (recently known as S Mode) considering how it, in fact, locked a lot of features and left the OS with much fewer capabilities. Much seems to be the case with Windows 10 Lite which would leave the industry questioning about its usefulness.
As per inside news leaked, it seems that Windows 10 Lite won’t allow the users to escape to the full Windows 10 experience and in fact would only limit the app installations of UWPs and PWAs. The new lite version of the OS is said to work on Windows Core OS (WCOS) and not Windows 10 directly. Overall, the new Windows 10 Lite would meet the needs of the limited market offering limited feature set, being more suitable for ‘on the go’ devices.