Windows security and updates have been a long-standing issue for Microsoft, prompting some users to switch to other operating systems. Now, in an effort to solve this issue, Microsoft is reportedly working on a new version of Windows named CorePC, which promises to offer better security and faster updates. CorePC is a modular and customizable variant of Windows that will allow Microsoft to leverage different form factors with varying levels of feature and app compatibility.
With CorePC, Microsoft aims to achieve the same goals as Windows Core OS and Windows 10X, two of Microsoft’s previously canceled projects aimed at modernizing its operating system. However, CorePC is different from previous projects because it is state separated, which enables faster updates and a more secure platform. State separation splits up the OS into multiple partitions, making it easier to deliver faster OS updates and more reliable system reset functionality.
Microsoft is eyeing ChromeOS and Apple
Microsoft intends to release a version of Windows that can rival Google’s ChromeOS in terms of flexibility, running on web apps and its Office suite. Additionally, it is also developing a version of CorePC that has the same features and capabilities as Windows desktop but with state separation enabled for faster updates and improved security.
Furthermore, Microsoft aims to challenge Apple by making a version of Windows that specifically caters to arm devices, enhancing the operating system’s performance when tied to specific hardware, such as Surface devices running arm chips.
Lastly, given the success of ChatGPT and its integration into various Microsoft services like Bing and Office, the company now also plans to include AI features in CorePC to make it more user-friendly. Although there is not much information available about these features, reports suggest that Windows might be able to analyze on-screen content and provide appropriate contextual cues.