Microsoft has spent a good while now pushing for a single version of Windows that can run on every type of device, and while the company hasn’t managed to achieve this as well as they might have liked in the past – now the company seems to be close to finally reaching that “one Windows” ecosystem.
Enter Windows 10X. A new edition of Windows 10 designed for dual-screen devices like Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Neo. The operating system is also slated to be introduced to all devices running a Microsoft OS in the near future. That’s the plan, at least for now.
Now, according to MS Power User, Microsoft is not satisfied with the performance of a number of Win32 apps when virtualised in 10X. When in the background, these apps are struggling to perform basic tasks such as screen sharing, sending notifications when they’re minimized. Even worse, some legacy apps are facing compatibility issues and are struggling to function at all.
Windows 10X will run Win32 desktop apps, Universal Windows Apps (UWP) and Progressive Web Apps (PWA), and for each one of these different types of apps, the new OS will have a dedicated container. The positives of this, and the reason for the separation in containers, is that users will be able to enjoy longer battery life, faster updates, and improved security.
It is important to understand that Windows 10X is still in the developmental phase and as is the case with every other OS that is in the initial stage of development problems can occur. These issues may be ironed out by the time a live version rolls by.
There is still no word of what is causing these issues. However, it is highly likely that it’s the Win32 container that is causing the problem. So far the PWAs and UWPs are having no such issues.
The good news for Microsoft is that they have almost a year to fix all of these issues as the tech giant recently pushed the release of Windows10X to 2021.
Edited by Luis Monzon
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