In the global PC operating system market, Microsoft's Windows is undoubtedly the monopoly of the hegemony, but before Google launched a new concept (similar to the home computer out of the box) operating system ChromeOS, welcomed in the school and other markets.
According to the latest news from foreign media, Microsoft is mimicking Google ChromeOS and launching a lightweight version of the Windows operating system.
According to foreign media Petri, in the past year, there have been rumors in the industry that Microsoft is developing a new "modern version" of the Windows operating system, called "Windows Core OS", Microsoft's mysterious project is ongoing. The media got further information.
It is reported that Microsoft's product is essentially a new version of Windows, but it may also become another product outside of Windows. The current internal code is "Lite" (in the technology industry means lightweight version).
According to some of Microsoft's latest documents, Microsoft's new operating system is aimed at Google's ChromeOS operating system (and PC products such as Chromebooks).
ChromeOS is a completely free computer operating system from Google. It used to be the first notebook in the past. Now there are some computer manufacturers that have launched ChromeOS-based desktop computers.
ChromeOS is also an Internet operating system. All data is stored on the network. In addition, Google has contracted the security upgrade function of the operating system to increase the speed. In Google's view, Microsoft Windows has undergone years of lack of innovation, and users still have to spend a lot of effort on security upgrades. Google believes that the future of computer operating systems should make PCs as easy to use as household appliances.
The new version of Microsoft's system is more like the Windows 10 S or Windows RT operating system developed in the past. This version only supports two types of software: PWA is a web application and Microsoft has promoted the general software (a development can be run on a computer, mobile phone, tablet or game console).
The market for this new version of the system is not a large company or a small and medium-sized enterprise. In addition, consumers may not be able to purchase a separate operating system version, and the system will be integrated into the products launched by computer manufacturers.
Previously, Microsoft announced the cancellation of the Windows 10 S project, which may be aimed at freeing up market space for lightweight versions.
According to Microsoft's vision, the file size of the lightweight system is reduced as much as possible, so that it can be turned on quickly, keep the network connection at all times, and support various CPUs on the market.
It is well known that Qualcomm is launching the Opteron processor for personal computers after leading the mobile phone processor, and many manufacturers have also launched the “骁龙笔记本”. This week, Qualcomm may release a new Opteron processor that supports Windows 10 systems with significantly better performance than the Opteron 835. It is expected that this Opteron processor will also support Microsoft's lightweight system.
According to foreign media reports, it is unusual that there is no news about when Microsoft will release the operating system, and Microsoft may not use the "Windows" name.
The operating system may use a brand new name, a new user interface, may become Microsoft's new main product in the operating system field.
Microsoft's development plan also shows that in the past, "general software" has a certain room for development in the future. In the past year and a half, the new APP form of Microsoft Universal Software has become increasingly bleak, but Lite may bring new opportunities.
According to Microsoft executives, the purpose of launching generic software is to take advantage of Windows in the PC market to save the Windows mobile operating system and solve the weakness of the number of Windows mobile applications that cannot compete with Android and iOS. However, before this, Microsoft has basically given up the mobile phone hardware business and mobile phone operating system market.
In the past, Microsoft's Windows 10 non-mainstream versions ended in failure, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S, which made people worry about how Microsoft can make lightweight Windows a success.
According to Microsoft's Surface hardware experience, Microsoft may be successful after three product iterations.
This system supports PWS web applications, indicating that users do not need to download traditional software, and can access various services directly by accessing the network. Correspondingly, Microsoft has recently begun to promote the PWA platform in the Edge browser, which may become a core component of the lightweight version of the future.
In other words, as long as Google's ChromeOS operating system implements a smooth web application, Microsoft hopes that the lightweight version will do the same.
Also like previous versions of Windows, Microsoft needed to showcase this new operating system with new computer hardware.
It is not known when Microsoft's new operating system will be available. There is no accurate information on the product development plan. Launching a compiled version in 2019 (Build 2019) may be the current goal of the Microsoft team.