Windows 11 is just starting to get on track, but the latest revelation is that Microsoft is already working on its next project, with development of Windows 12 starting in March.
According to German tech website Deskmodder.de, according to internal sources, Microsoft will start work on Windows 12 in March, even though the official version of Windows 11 was only released in October last year.
As Tom's Hardware points out, this report appears to be confirmed by Swift On Security, who claimed On Twitter that "Windows 12 is already in development and will require two TPMS, according to Microsoft sources." While this quickly sparked speculation, Swift On Security later revealed that the tweet was "just a joke", but Deskmodder.de still insists that Windows 12 is On the way.
WindowsUnited, a German website, said Microsoft was building Windows 12 almost from scratch, without borrowing much from Windows 10. The idea was to build a modern, lightweight, efficient operating system like Windows 10X. This could mean store apps will be given priority, while classic desktop apps will be virtualized, as Windows 10X plans to be.
Even if Windows 12 goes into development soon, we may have to wait a long time for an official announcement from Microsoft, as it can take years to develop a system.
Windows 10 was billed as the last version of the Windows operating system when it was released in 2015. It was expected to enter a long period of stability, with a major update every two years. However, the announcement and launch of Windows 11 reawakened the Windows system to growl.
Windows 11 is necessary to some extent, because everything has to adapt to The Times. Some of the most important heralding changes include improved task schedulers, which will make PCS more efficient as Intel's hybrid Alder Lake processors go mainstream. In addition, there is a significant emphasis on system security. Microsoft feels confident enough to sacrifice many of its available older cpus (Intel Kaby Lake or earlier, AMD Ryzen 1000 or earlier).
So far, Windows 11 doesn't seem to have a clear hit with PC users. However, Windows also has the fabled good/bad release cycle. Based on this, and perhaps pressure from system and component manufacturers to promote hardware upgrades, Microsoft is likely to get back on track with regular major Windows releases.