Windows 10X is a new version of Windows 10 designed for dual-screen computers such as the forthcoming Microsoft Surface Neo, but it’s more than it. It’s a windows software that is expected to one day appear on all computers. 

Microsoft said Windows 10X “supports the scope of Windows software” in its 2019 Surface case. Most of the standard Windows desktop apps would function just as they would on Windows 10 Home or Professional. This is not a completely new operating system, and it does not have a whole new form of program. It appears that Windows 10X is based on Windows Core OS.

Microsoft presented even more information at Microsoft 365 Developer Day 2020. It separates the core Windows operating system from the programs you run. Windows 10X runs typical Win32 desktop applications but runs them in a container. Windows 10X will run Universal Windows Apps (UWP) and Progressive Web Apps (PWA), running those in containers as well.

Windows 10X features a new interface — the user interface — designed from advanced technologies. It is an intuitive user interface that can be modified to match the device’s “posture.” For example, the user may want to use it in a variety of ways with a foldable PC, as a laptop or tablet, or in movie tent mode. The user interface must also adjust to provide the best experience regardless of how your computer is used. It also means that on Windows 10X, old board features like the Control Panel, File Explorer, and Error dialogs and icons are gone. It doesn’t have any of the legacy stuff that makes Windows 10 so inconsistent when it comes to UI since Microsoft has replaced the entire shell. On Windows 10X, the Windows Shell will be a lot more reliable. 

Main Highlighted Features – Below are some of the features of Window 10X:

A new Start Menu: On Windows 10X, Microsoft is redesigning the Start menu interface with an emphasis on usability. It has a program-wide search bar along the top that can scan the website as well as a map below that of enabled apps rather than live tiles.

A new Taskbar: Windows 10X also has a unique dynamic taskbar, which can vary depending on the factor of system type or user preference.

A new Action center: There is also a new Action Center to complement them, in addition to the latest Start and Taskbar features.

A new setup experience: As every aspect of Windows 10X has been redesigned, the interface out of the box has been updated with a fresh look and feel too.

Compose Mode: Compose Mode is a new Action Center button that changes the user interface from being based on usage to being based on efficiency. Once you position the keyboard on one of the screens, Compose Mode is automatically activated on devices such as Surface Neo, which is the transition between touch-first and keyboard/mouse centric input.

LegacyAAP support: As Windows 10X is a current OS, support for legacy Windows apps is achieved by a new containerized mode that effectively spins up stripped-down versions of full Windows 10 in the background whenever the user wishes to run a legacy device.

Dynamic Wallpaper: It has yet to be formally revealed, but I understand that there are dynamic wallpapers in Windows 10X that alter content based on various factors.