Windows 10: Windows 10X leak hints at upcoming Win32 desktop apps support

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    Windows 10X leak hints at upcoming Win32 desktop apps support


    When Windows 10X was first announced in 2019, Microsoft had promised that the OS would be able to run standard Win32 apps, unlike the Windows RT and Windows 10 in S Mode. However, it has been widely reported that the first version of Windows 10X won’t support desktop apps and users will be stuck using UWP and PWA apps.

    A new leaked build of Windows 10X, a modular and lightweight version of Windows 10, suggests that the operating system could still arrive with development tools for Win32 apps.

    In Windows 10X, there’s a new developer setting that will allow you to load “unsigned apps”, including desktop apps.

    As you can see in the screenshot below, Microsoft has built a dedicated settings page for the container technology and developer-only toggle is included for Win32 apps testing, which doesn’t seem to be working, at least in the leaked build.

    Windows 10X leak hints at upcoming Win32 desktop apps support Windows-10X-developer-settings.jpg

    “Enabling this setting will allow unassigned apps to run. Allowing all apps to run on your device could be harmful to your device or data,” Microsoft noted.

    Windows 10X leak hints at upcoming Win32 desktop apps support Windows-10X-Win32-apps.jpg

    However, the settings toggle doesn’t mean that users will be able to install and run regular desktop (.exe) apps on Windows 10X when it ships with a new range of devices of in Spring 2021.

    This only suggests that Microsoft is still planning to add Win32 app support in the future and developers will be able to test their apps soon. Initially, users will be able to run UWP apps from the Microsoft Store and Progressive Web Apps only.

    UWP and PWA apps could be enough for some users, but these apps often lack features that the Win32 versions have. Likewise, there are still a number of applications – such as Notepad and MS Paint – that don’t have UWP or PWA versions.

    Either way, it’s clear that Microsoft hasn’t given up on the desktop apps support.

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    Concerns about Windows 10X

    No, I talk about the upcoming "Windows 10X" and its Win32 application support. Not about the classic "Windows 10".
     
    jochenm79, Jan 17, 2021
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    Concerns about Windows 10X

    These days I read in the press that Windows 10X for low-cost devices (and in educational areas) will be delivered without local Win32 application support. It is rumored that Win32 applications may be running over a cloud service instead, but the authors
    weren´t sure.

    I hope very much that also low-cost devices running with Windows 10X will also support Win32 applications - even when a cloud service will be used. So-called "legacy apps" are often used in educational areas, e. g. when you need to use special learning software.
    If Windows 10X do not support that somehow, it will be propably a flop.

    I tried W10X on an old PC in the emulator - despite the PC I used is from 2009, Win32 apps were running successfully in the container (sometimes slow - but slow is better than a completely missing support).

    ChromeOS, the main competitor of W10X, is running also Android apps (and also Windows apps soon, as I heard). The same should be also possible on low-cost Windows 10X devices with Win32 apps. Otherwise users will wonder where the benefits are and buy a Chromebook
    instead, because they or their children can use all their Android apps and games on it that they know from their smartphone.

    If the user cannot use the same applications that they use on their PC (except high-end software, games etc.) there will be no incentive to buy a W10X device.

    Win32 applications are also often used in companies. It´s an advantage to know how to use them when you start to work after your graduation. Companies do not need people who knows how to play colorful smartphone games but who don´t know how to use Excel,
    tax programs or image editing software.

    I don´t know if the rumors are true - but I hope that Win32 support will be included somehow.

    Why should Windows 10X be called "Windows" then?

    This post is meant to be constructive.
     
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    Windows 10X leak hints at upcoming Win32 desktop apps support

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