Microsoft today acknowledged that the company isn’t going to release its Windows 10X operating system variant, as reported more than a week ago. Mary Jo Foley, writing at ZDNet: Don’t be surprised if you missed the acknowledgement, as Microsoft buried it in its blog post about the rollout of the Windows 10 21H1 feature update — which it published at the start of the Google I/O keynote. Toward the end of the post, under the “Our customer first focus” subheading, officials said Windows 10X wouldn’t be coming to market in 2021, after all. Instead, Microsoft will be integrating some of the 10X “foundational” technologies into other parts of Windows and other products. Windows 10X was supposed to be Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS — a simpler Windows 10 variant that was slated to debut first on PCs for education and the first line-worker market.
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