Windows 10 Cloud: it tastes and smells like Windows RT, but not only …

Windows 10 Cloud: it tastes and smells like Windows RT, but not only ...

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It seems that Microsoft is currently working on a light version of Windows 10, which would be based mainly on online tools. At least that’s what the name suggests “ Windows 10 Cloud ” And yet it is not that simple. Because the OS is actually a version of Windows dedicated especially to UWP applications (Unified Windows Platform), and nothing else. Doesn’t this remind you of anything?

Spotted there in the meanders of the development kit 15003 of Windows 10, the version Windows 10 Cloud could be released later this year. If we don’t know much about this new edition, Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet, still very knowledgeable, questioned one of his sources. And according to her, it would not be an OS based entirely on the Cloud, but rather a very light operating system, and mainly devoted to UWP applications found in the Windows Store.>> Windows 10: tips to improve security

All this is reminiscent of Windows RT, which powered on the Surface RT tablets, Surface RT 2 and the Lumia 2520. He too devoted himself exclusively to the applications found in the Windows Store, without any other way out. It was in fact the prerogative of this version of Windows released in 2012, and which only lasted two years before Microsoft buried it. Because the developers did not follow, and the users quickly found themselves short of applications. Something to divert them forever from Windows RT and return them to Windows 7 or 8.

Is Windows 10 Cloud destined to experience the same failure? Maybe not: because this OS could actually be dedicated to ARM processors, on which it is now possible to run conventional x86 software. As a result, Windows 10 Cloud could benefit from a much larger amount of apps, which Windows RT lacked. If we do not know when exactly Microsoft intends to present Windows 10 Cloud, it could be that the publisher of Redmond will shed light on this OS in the coming months, probably around the Creators Update for Windows 10, scheduled for April next.