Saturday, June 10, 2017

Why Windows must die. For the third time - Jason Perlow, ZD Net

Microsoft knows Windows is obsolete. Here's a sneak peek at its replacement. Windows 10 S is just like the Windows 10 you use now, but the main difference is it can only run apps that have been whitelisted to run in the Windows Store. That means, by and large, existing Win32-based stuff cannot run in Windows 10 S for security reasons. To bridge the app gap, Microsoft is allowing certain kinds of desktop apps to be "packaged" for use in the Windows Store through a tooling process known as Desktop Bridge or Project Centennial. The good news is that with Project Centennial, many Desktop Win32 apps can be re-purposed and packaged to take advantage of Windows 10's improved security. However, there are apps that will inevitably be left behind because they violate the sandboxing rules that are needed to make the technology work in a secure fashion. http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-windows-must-die-for-the-third-time/

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