At Microsoft’s 365 Developer Day, the company confirmed more details about the Windows 10X. Microsoft will be releasing new Windows 10X emulator for developers to build and test apps for dual-screen devices as well. Moreover, the tech giant has re-engineered this variant of Windows to update a lot faster than its normal counterpart. Hold on — they claim it will take less than 90 seconds!
That is astonishing to even think of, especially since the updates we get on our PC today takes a good 20 minutes or so to install and update. Even in high-end systems, it takes a few minutes, if not more.
However, in Windows 10X, the company has developed a special state separation. In simple words, they keep the actual OS separated from other files. Similar to Android and ChromeOS, Windows 10X will install feature updates to an offline partition, and simply switch to that partition when the update is done installing.
That way, Microsoft can simply switch to the latest OS after the device reboots. To make apps independent from other files, Microsoft is using container technology for win32 traditional desktop apps. Windows 10X users will be able to download the updates and install them in under — yes, just 20 minutes!
With Microsoft’s confirmation that Windows 10X will install and update within 90 seconds, this could significantly reduce device downtime during feature updates. This could pave the way to having frequent feature updates in the future.