Although this might actually be something different, the idea to have a light version of the desktop operating system to compete with Chromebook isn’t new. Microsoft has already tried multiple times with Windows RT, which ended up being very confusing for consumers, and then, the company also tried with Windows 10 S, a restricted version of the operating system, which pretty much everyone switched to the full version almost immediately. The report also reveals that Windows Lite will only be able to run Progressive Web apps (PWAs) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps limiting users to only apps from the Microsoft Store and stripping everything else. Also, it seems that this won’t be a version that will be able to buy or run on an enterprise or on small office environments as the report suggests that only manufacturers will be able to install Windows Lite on devices. The plan with Windows Lite is to make the operating system lightweight and connected with the ability to run on any processor. The most interesting information with Windows Lite is that the final product may not even use the word “Windows,” and it’ll use a different user interface to avoid confusion with Windows 10. If the plan moves forward, we might see “Windows Lite” on a new device form factor currently known as Project Centaurus, which it’s rumored to be the foldable device that may see the light in 2019. At this time there isn’t a lot of details other than rumors and several references of “Lite” in the latest Windows Insider preview builds and SDKs for the Windows 10 19H1 development. However, Build 2019 is just a few months away, and we can only expect to hear more about this project during the event. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.