The Dark Satanic Rumour Mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that Microsoft might make a major shift in its update schedule for Windows 10.
The rumour was started by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, whose deep throats in the Vole Hill told her Microsoft might switch to a single feature update for Windows 10 each year.
Microsoft thinks that such a move would free Microsoft engineers up to focus on Windows 10X as well. If this occurs, current reports state that the shift would start in 2021.
Vole is thinking that it could switch to one feature update for Windows 10 in 2021. This would mean that Microsoft would ship Windows 10X updates in Spring and Windows 10 updates in Autumn.
The plan, which has yet to be approved, would see Microsoft roll out Windows 10 20H2, which is a minor feature update. Then, in spring 2021, Microsoft would release Windows 10X. In autumn 2021, Microsoft would then release the next feature update for Windows 10, which would be 21H2.
Microsoft officials have not told anyone of their Windows 10X plans since they acknowledged in early May that they were making it available first on single-screen devices.
Windows 10X, codenamed "Lite"/"Santorini", is not a new operating system but is a Windows 10 variant in a more modular form and with a new, simpler interface.
Originally, Microsoft planned to ship 10X first on new dual-screen devices such as the postponed Surface Neo. Now 10X is to debut on single-screen devices designed primarily for businesses (especially firstline workers) and education in the spring of 2021. In spring of 2022, Microsoft will o roll out 10X for additional single screen and dual-screen devices.
The first release of 10X will not include support for running Win32 apps in containers, as originally planned.