It was recently reported that Microsoft is working on a new iteration of Windows 10 which is internally referred to as Windows 10 Cloud. The name might lead you to believe that this iteration has something to do with the cloud but if a new report is believed, Windows 10 Cloud might not be what you expect it to be.

So even though the Windows 10 Cloud moniker makes it seem like this is going to be an iteration of Windows 10 that’s streamed from the company’s Azure cloud or a new subscription plan of some sort, the report claims it’s something else entirely.

It’s said that Windows 10 Cloud is going to be a “simplified version” of Windows 10 that will only be capable of running Unified Windows Platform apps installed from the Windows Store. It may be considered similar to Windows RT.

Microsoft is believed to be developing this iteration in a bid to challenge Chromebooks with a safer, simpler, and cheaper version of Windows 10 even if it doesn’t actually position it that way publicly.

Why would it go with the “cloud” moniker when the iteration doesn’t really have anything to do with the cloud? Perhaps it’s meant as a subtle hint to indicate that devices powered by this iteration of Windows 10 are meant to be Chromebook competitors.

Microsoft is yet to share anything officially about Windows 10 Cloud, it hasn’t even confirmed at this point in time if it’s working on a new iteration of the OS.

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