Microsoft is working on Win32 app virtualization in Windows 10x

Win32 apps

According to the folks at MSPoweruser, it may be a little harder than anticipated to bring Windows 10x to the market.

Apparently there are a few nasty issues still left to be dealt with for Windows 10x.

The Quote:

According to sources familiar with the development, Microsoft is not satisfied with the performance of a number of Win32 apps when virtualized on 10X. When in the background, these apps are struggling to perform basic tasks such as screen sharing, sending notifications when they’re minimized. What is even worse is the fact that some legacy apps are facing compatibility issues.

For those who don’t have much knowledge about Windows 10X, it will run Win32 desktop apps, Univeral Windows Apps (UWP) as well as Progressive Web Apps (PWA), and for each one of these different types of apps, the OS will have a dedicated container. This will, in turn, mean you’ll have more battery life, faster updates, and improved security.

These sounds to me like standard Operating System development challenges.

Microsoft is one of the world’s largest and most disciplined software companies. I have no doubt that, with enough dedicated developers brought to bear, they will eventually isolate and remediate the issue.

The good news is that Microsoft has almost a year to fix all these issues as Windows 10X is scheduled for 2021.

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