Is Microsoft Working On A New “Next-generation OS”? Should I Really Get Excited?


In an announcement that’ll surely spark the interest of Windows enthusiasts, Synaptics hinted at a new “next-generation” operating system from Microsoft.

This announcement took place during a conference, where Synaptics and AMD shared their plans to work together to secure the operating systems with a new kind of fingerprint sensor.

Here’s what the press release from Synaptics actually said:

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Further, the new “biometric security OS” gets a mention again along with Windows Hello. The partnership with AMD will reportedly let Synaptics use FS7600 Match-in-Sensor technology, which is completely isolated from the rest of the system and operating system for extra security.

It goes without saying that you need to take this news with an extra pinch of salt than the regular rumors that keep making rounds. The next-gen OS from Microsoft could be merely the next significant Windows 10 upgrade.

In case you’re a person who loves to think more positively, it could also be Microsoft’s Polaris project. It has been rumored to be built on Windows Core OS, which is basically a modular operating system that would operate on different form factor devices.

Whatever might be the truth, it’s fascinating to hear about a new OS from Microsoft. Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10 as a service and hinted that it could be company’s only (and last) operating system in future, in my personal opinion, it has become a rather dull affair when it comes to new Windows releases.

Also Read: Microsoft To Update Windows ‘Notepad App’ After Years, Teases New Features
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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