The upcoming Windows 10X was announced back in October and is a streamlined version of Windows 10 designed to be compatible with forthcoming dual-screen and foldable devices.
Due to some leaked information on Tweeter, we’ve got a short look at the new operating system. Let’s find out how different Windows 10X is from Windows 10!
Windows 10 vs. Windows 10X: What’s the difference?
The most significant differences between Windows 10 and Windows 10X are about the window’s interfaces. The operating system was designed for a dual-screen or foldable device; therefore, the overall design differs significantly. For example, icon placement is different than on Windows 10.
One of the other differences between these two Windows programs is the taskbar. In Windows 10X, your taskbar will sit on the entire left side of your screen, allowing you to pull up the toolbar when needed. In Windows 10, you can see your taskbar at the bottom of the screen and will also expand onto the left side of the screen with a more comprehensive list of your available applications.
However, in Windows 10X, it appears that your favorite list of your open apps will feature on this left-side taskbar, alongside recent or ‘recommended’ files. The right side of the screen is then freed up for other tasks.
Windows 10X will ultimately come to other laptop devices according to the leaked document posted online. However, no official statement has been released by Microsoft yet, so its scope is still unknown.
What we know for sure is that unless you have in mind to buy a clamshell or dual-screen device, you don’t need Windows 10X. In fact, we assume that when these devices are released, they will have Windows 10X built-in. Only time will tell the truth, but it is helpful to peek behind the curtains.