Windows Santorini takes on Chrome OS but will it succeed?

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Sources who are aware of the matter stated that Microsoft’s Windows Lite adopted a new codename. The company has transformed it to Santorini instead of Windows Lite.

This rumored Microsoft OS started to emerge last year that was then known as Windows Lite. The upcoming OS focuses on the web and offers a Chrome operating system-like experience with enhanced user-oriented features. Whereas the previous one was built on Windows Core OS. Santorini is the latest codename that is being used in the recently when discussing Windows Lite.

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The idea behind Santorini

Windows Lite is basically designed for lightweight computing. Well, with the new codename, Microsoft has decided to make a few new changes as well by optimizing and cutting unnecessary features which will help users to free up hardware space.

Numerous rumors are circulating regarding Santorini’s release date. For the time being, none of them is convincing enough. It is also expected that the new OS will be a competitor to Google’s Chrome OS as it will just be supporting apps from the Store.

Critics predict that Microsoft it is going to enter a tough fight to beat Google’s Chrome OS’s market to offer competition.

The idea behind changing the name is still vague, but Microsoft’s ambition is very clear. Traditional laptops and foldable PCs along with 2-in-1s devices is expected to ship the next release.

The demonstration of the Windows Core OS device which restarts and install an update within one minute is really efficient and impressive. In a recent meeting, it was confirmed by the company that HoloLens 2 will ship with Windows Core OS.

We expect to hear more about the upcoming version in the coming weeks. Well, we must not expect the shipping of Windows Core OS devices earlier this year. The official confirmation should land this Spring.

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