Microsoft 's plan to develop Windows 10X was announced from 2020, but it seems that the company is finally ready to make the operating system available. Not immediately, but by Spring 2021 we will see the new operating system on a Microsoft partner device, such as Dell and Lenovo.
The latest Windows 10X RTM candidate was released on the Internet today.
The first thing you need to do when you start Windows 10X is to create a Microsoft account if you do not already have one. In Windows 10X, a Microsoft account is required and you will not be able to sign in to a local account.
Once logged in, the Windows 10X world will display a blank desktop, and a central taskbar with three different sizes: small, medium, and large.
Windows 10X uses components from both the web and WinUI, which makes the operating system look very different from regular Windows 10. For example, the Action Center has been completely redesigned in Windows 10X.
Microsoft has also removed the "system tray" from the taskbar, and Action Center can be used to change the intensity and brightness.
The volume and brightness controls are at the top, while the quick settings for Bluetooth, WiFi and Power are in the middle, which you can adjust by right-clicking on the icon.
The approach is very similar to ChromeOS. Microsoft seems to have removed many of the old elements of the Windows 7 era. This means that you do not have access to the Registry Editor, Group Policy Editor, Control Panel, Windows Execution, and Task Manager.
With Windows 10X, Microsoft is bringing a new modern File Explorer and seems to be based on React Native. By default, File Explorer is designed to browse your files on OneDrive, but you can also browse your local storage and sync files between your local and online storage.
The new File Explorer interface looks familiar because it is based on the OneDrive website and uses web components with Windows 10 integration.
The entire UI has been designed from the ground up and Microsoft maintains a consistent design language throughout the operating system.
Bing integration with Windows Search provides quick access to the search engine, but disabling Bing (removing web pages from search results) is not possible at this time.
Live Tiles are part of the Windows experience since Windows 8. But with Windows 10X you can say goodbye to Live Tiles because it uses static icons.