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Microsoft is already working on Windows 12, an operating system that looks both to the past and to the future

Rumors about the hypothetical development of Windows 12 began to come weeks ago, and now new information revealed by Windows Central gives us even more detailed access to this new development.

New version of Windows. Microsoft has already tried something similar with Windows 10X, the edition that prepared us for folding computers and which would continue to remove support for Win32 applications, but was finally released in favor of Windows 11. But this time Microsoft is going to accept it. a different way

CorePC. That’s the name of Microsoft’s new initiative. The goal is to create an operating system that is much more adaptable to different devices with different factors. Individuals will be able to have certain features and discard the rest, resulting in the best and smoothest experience of each type of product. Yes, on some machines traditional Win32 applications won’t be supported, but those “classic” PCs will work as usual.

Modulate. Contrary to what happened with Windows 10X, here Microsoft is going the opposite way, rebuilding Windows from scratch and adding only what is necessary. The design is modular, and adapts to each device.

Chrome OS One goal is to improve products that compete with Chrome OS. These devices would work with web apps through Edge, Android apps, and Office apps. Microsoft already have a prototype according to these specifications that is between 60% and 75% lighter and smaller than Windows 11 SE, a light version aimed at dedicated installation environments and small computers. So a prototype model would be even more interesting for those areas.

On the separation of states. One of the pillars of this plan is the so-called “separation of states” or “separation of states”. This means that different parts of the operating system will be divided into different partitions, many of which will not be accessible to the user. It is a concept that is used, for example, in iOS or Android, and it allows great advantages. For example, faster updates, a more compartmentalized and secure system, or better factory resets since those processes would affect those “private” OS partitions.

Windows 12 optimized for specific chips. Microsoft is also working on a “silicon-optimized” version of the device, or what is the same, fully adapted to the processor or SoC on which that PC (or even a mobile device) is based. This is something that Apple has been doing for some time with its Apple Silicon family (the current M1 and M2), and it would allow us to access a symbiosis between software and hardware that would bring significant improvements in efficiency and performance.

Artificial intelligence will be the first. If there is a field in which Microsoft is betting its future, it is AI, and this type of technology will also be the pillar of this hypothetical window 12. Among the features that are in Windows Central is the ability of Windows to “see” the contents of our screen and suggest actions. Bing’s presence with ChatGPT in the new Microsoft Edge as a sidebar and new AI “co-pilots” in GitHub and Office seem like the most likely additions to the desktop experience.

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