Dec 04, 12:02 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 12/03/18 AT 11:29 PM Microsoft might be developing a new type of operating system that will directly rival Google’s Chrome OS. Currently dubbed as “Windows Lite,” it’s believed that the upcoming operating system will operate on lightweight and always-on devices.Several references to Lite OS were recently uncovered by Brad Sams from the IT publication Petri. References to Lite OS were found buried within the most recent Windows Insider build and software development kits (SDKs). Sams claims that this Windows Lite OS will be a restricted version of the full Windows 10 experience, much like Windows 10 S. This means that Lite OS will only be able to run Universal Windows Platform software and Progressive Web Apps.This new Lite OS pretty much sounds like Microsoft’s latest attempt at delivering a lightweight version of its full Windows experience. The first time the company tried to do this was with Windows RT in 2012. The platform was launched alongside Windows 8, but it was ultimately discontinued due to poor adoption. Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S in 2017, but it has now been killed off and simply turned into an… Read full this story
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