Is Intel already preparing the ground for Windows 12? In any case, this is what a leaker claims. According to him, the next processors from the manufacturer would be suitable for the future operating system. Microsoft wishing to accelerate the pace of release of its OS, this leak makes sense.
Microsoft is preparing Windows 12 and Intel is spilling the beans, according to leaker @leaf_hobby. He has indeed revealed a very interesting thing about the future OS of the Redmond firm.
In a since-deleted tweet, @leaf_hobby gives info on the next generation of Intel processors, the Meteor Lake. Technical details are given, such as the presence of 20 PCIe Gen 5 ports on the platform, but it is a mention to an OS that does not yet exist which caught the eye. It is indeed said that this generation would be compatible with Windows 12.
Windows 12 already in the works at Microsoft
Intel has not commented on the leak, nor even Microsoft. However, everything suggests that the next version of Windows will arrive much earlier than expected. Microsoft indeed hopes to accelerate its pace of release, releasing a new iteration every three years. Windows 11 having arrived on the market in 2021, Windows 12 could therefore arrive as early as next year. As a reminder, six years have passed between Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Interviewed by The Verge a few days ago, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi gave some clues about the direction of this future OS:
So AI should be at the center of the experience Windows 12. It’s not really a surprise, given that Microsoft is pushing the envelope on this technology. The next Windows 11 update will also build on this by integrating a dedicated search bar directly into the taskbar.
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However, we will have to wait a little longer before knowing more about Windows 12. If the schedule suggested by the Redmond firm is respected, we should be able to use it from the end of 2024.
Source: The Verge