Microsoft seems to have taken up a challenge against Google by planning to develop its own alternative to Chrome OS, the Windows 10 Cloud. Although just a concept, this cloud computing platform will bring about a remarkable change in terms of how people look at Windows, cost wise.
The Windows 10 Cloud concept was first uncovered on Twitter by a Windows enthusiast who seems to have gotten a glimpse of what was inside the Windows 10 software development kit 15003. Apparently, the code that this user noted suggested the existence of both the Windows Cloud and Windows CloudN versions. The difference between the two isn’t that great, except for the fact that in case of the latter the Windows Media Player will not come pre-installed.
The cloud version of windows 10 will be a light alternative to the regular Windows and will be quite useful for those devices that lack disk space, like those modern laptops that come with 32GB drives only. Most users of these devices complain of Windows 10 taking up almost 28 GB of space, leaving them with a meagre 4 GB on the hard drive. Hopefully, is this cloud computing dream is realised, then the owners of such devices will be highly benefited and will be saved from the hassle of having to carry external hard drives.
There is however, another side to this story. Many are of the view that Microsoft might not actually give shape to the cloud computing system at all, stating that this really isn’t the way they work. According to them, the name might be used to denote the fact that it is just a competitor for the Chrome OS and might not have anything to do with the cloud at all. Although this seems a little unlikely, it is early to predict anything.
Microsoft in a recent event mentioned that it had ‘no information to share’ about the Windows 10 cloud yet.