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Microsoft apparently working on a light Windows 10 version

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This unconfirmed Windows 10 variant is expected to target lightweight devices similar to the Surface RT. As rumors claim, the new operating system could be the desktop Windows 10 Cloud with CShell modularity.

Microsoft seems to have some long-term plans for the Windows platform but, as it usually happens with such plans, everything changes as time passes by. These being said, you should be aware that all the information below should be taken with a (very large) grain of salt for now.

According to a report from Petri that has been recently quoted by Windows Central, "Microsoft is working on a new Windows 10 SKU that is being internally referred to as Cloud Shell" and "it sounds like Microsoft is building a new edition of Windows 10 for lightweight devices, similar to the Surface RT."

What Microsoft might offer in the coming years could be Windows 10 Cloud, a full desktop operating system, but since it is expected to support ARM as well, it would not be such a big surprise to see that the new operating system is, in fact, Windows 10 Mobile for ultrabooks and tablets.

Windows Central thinks that Windows 10 Cloud is set to arrive later this year, so we should just wait for more leaks and rumors. If it is scheduled to arrive before the end of this year, the first official bits of information should start to surface quite soon as well.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-29 (Update: 2017-01-29)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.