Windows 12: Microsoft reveals some new features of the new operating system

When it comes to Windows operating systems it is said that Microsoft always alternates between a well done operating system and a poorly done one. Versions of Windows that have been generally well received include Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 10: those in between have been less convincing. Often due to compatibility, UI design, or performance issues, at least in the early stages. Following the same custom, Windows 12 it should be a platform capable of better satisfying end users.

On the other hand, with the intermediate versions of Windows – such as Windows Vista, Windows 8.x and Windows 11 – Microsoft made important choices, sometimes hasty, sometimes a little approximate which however were confirmed in subsequent operating systems, after a series of additional improvements and optimizations. Suffice it to say that UAC (User Account Control) was born with Vista; Windows 8.x it introduced the Windows Store (now Microsoft Store), it began to look (too prematurely) at touch devices, it proposed an interface which was then improved in Windows 10, it launched the concept of “universal search” from the Start menu.

Windows 11 has broken with the past by trying to force users to use features like Secure Boot and the GPT partition scheme. It presented a largely renovated interface, integration with the Android applications (WSA, Windows Subsysytem for Android) which extends the WSL functionality (Windows Subsystem for Linux) added to Windows 10 to run major Linux distributions.

Windows 12: Microsoft reveals what’s new in the next operating system

After returning to the three-year releases of the new versions of Windows, it seems that Microsoft is in a position to launch Windows 12 on the market by October 2024. And while there is talk of even higher requirements for Windows 12, during the event held in the days from Qualcomm to present the new SoC Snapdragon

Some of the new features

The Windows 12 user interface and the way you interact with applications will undergo a significant transformation due to theartificial intelligenceincreasingly integrated at the operating system level.

The Copilot assistant is set to evolve by helping users automatically generate even more content. Furthermore, Nadella explained that Microsoft will make available to developers a motor “ad hoc” and a new one interface man-machine which will give a strong impulse for the creation of a completely new generation of software. Copilot it will increasingly function like a more advanced Start menu and will respond to any need expressed by users.

Taking full advantage of SoCs like the Snapdragon X Elite, Windows 12 will rely heavily on the concept of hybrid computing: some processing will be handled locally using artificial intelligence features and NPU (Neural Processing Unit) but other more complex and complex activities will still require you to take advantage of the power available on the cloud. Microsoft itself, leveraging thehybrid computingwill be able to reduce server costs and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

The role of SoCs based on ARM architecture it will also be increasingly central, also with the aim of reducing energy consumption and requirements in terms of heat dissipation. Microsoft reiterated that chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon run natively most Windows applications. Or, at most, with efficient emulation.


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