It’s hardly been a minute that Windows 11 has been available as the alleged “last version ever” and already rumors are now circulating about the development of Windows 12. What started as a joke unintentionally tweeted by @SwiftOnSecurity, became later confirmed through Deskmodder, a PC modding community based in Germany, with their own anonymous Microsoft source. The response to Windows 11 from the Market, particularly on the pro end has hardly been celebratory. So it seems unsurprising that plans for a new OS build would be underway – especially considering the current competition in the CPU market.
So when did these Windows 12 rumours start?
@SwiftOnSecurity has since retracted their statements, but the folks at Deskmodder are standing fast. According to their information, the pending development of Windows 12 is set to commence next month. Apparently, a new Windows 12 development team has been assembled internally and will begin preparations for the new OS build. This time, the entire platform will be redesigned completely and not based on a previous version as it was with Windows 11. If this is true, this is a very exciting prospect for pro users on the Windows platform, but it will surely be a while before we see the fruit of their labour.
With a preview of the first major Windows 11 update released last week, we are beginning to see some important features being integrated, like Android apps from the Amazon App Store. These will run in Windows 11 within the US only initially, while Microsoft ensures the rest of the world will have availability over the course of 2022. As a DAW user, however, it’s important to do your research and approach any update you seek to install with a good degree of caution. No matter which platform or DAW you use, ensure all your plugins, hardware, and drivers are fully compatible before taking the leap with a new OS update.
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Originally published on Gearnews.de. by Julian