Now that 2018 is over, it’s time to start thinking about what might be in store for Windows in the next 12 months.
2018 has been a crazy year, not all of it great for Windows. Now, 2019 is nearly upon us which means it’s time to start thinking about what might be in store for the year ahead. Based on a little bit of educated guesswork, knowledge of internal plans, and a splash of hope, here are my predictions for Windows in 2019.
Microsoft takes the wraps off Windows Lite
In 2018, the existence of something called Windows Lite reared its head. A few rumors have popped up since then, describing it as a Chrome OS competitor focused on web experiences, but we still know almost nothing about what Windows Lite really is. Quite a few internal sources have told me that Windows Lite is on track and depending on whether or not Microsoft can keep to its internal schedule, we’ll see it announced official at BUILD 2019 in the spring.
I expect if that happens, we’ll see Microsoft show off the new Windows Lite OS experience, built on Windows Core OS and CShell, and also explain its intentions to developers for this platform. In addition, it might not be so surprising to see Microsoft hand-out some kind developer device with Windows Lite installed. Windows Lite is the version of Windows we’re expecting will run in new form-factors like Centaurus, after all.
via windowscentral https://www.windowscentral.com/zac-bowdens-windows-predictions-2019