The latest news about Windows 12 is revealed by Intel

Win 11 has been making big moves recently. It first fully integrated GPT-4, and then launched an update to Microsoft 365 Copilot. With the blessing of various AIs, users can almost see "Jarvis" through the small window of Windows. Busy working inside.

I thought Windows 11 would be at its peak for a while, but it looks like we may be seeing its successor soon.

At last month's Citi 2023 global technology conference, Intel discussed progress in finance, production and other aspects, and by the way talked about how Intel can increase the company's sales in 2024. During this discussion, Intel inadvertently revealed the approximate release time of Windows 12.

Intel said, "We actually think 2024 will be a very good year for customers, especially because of Windows updates. We still think that for new versions, users' hardware is relatively outdated and does need to be updated, considering Windows' Catalytic effect, we are optimistic about the situation in 2024."

Although Intel did not explicitly mention Win 12, the "Windows updates" mentioned in the conversation may refer to Win 12. After all, it is difficult for a small version of Win 11 update to be what Intel calls a "catalyst for sales."

Of course, it's a bit far-fetched to infer that Microsoft will launch a new system next year based on just one sentence. Let us sort out some relevant information from the past.

Before Win 11, Windows clients basically maintained a frequency of updates every three years. At that time, Microsoft decided to change the development path of Win 10 to "Windows as a Service" and stated that it would no longer be obsessed with releasing new systems every three years. It is updated to Win 10. At that time, there was no shortage of voices saying "Win 10 is the last version of Windows."

With the release of Win 11, it seems to indicate the end of this idea.

By July 2022, Microsoft announced a new Windows engineering plan, which will readjust major versions of Windows clients to the traditional three-year update schedule. According to this plan, the next version is likely to be launched three years after the release of Win 11, that is, in 2024.

In addition, in March this year, the X account leaf_hobby released the specific parameter information of Intel's latest Meteor Lake processor. This account was previously famous for breaking the complete specifications of Intel processors. According to the news, Meteor Lake is expected to include 20 PCIe Gen5 lanes and support Windows 12.

Intel and Microsoft, the former provides hardware and the latter provides software, have become a tradition that the two complement each other. Just like the Alder Lake processor, this processor was first optimized for Win 11 when it was released, making it perform better on Win 11 than on other operating systems. The same is likely to be true for the new Meteor Lake. It seems that Meteor Lake, which will be released at the end of this year or early next year, can also prove that Win 12 is not far away from users.

However, for now, before launching Win 12, Microsoft may still have to worry about the continued sluggish installed capacity of Windows 11. Even if Microsoft puts "Jarvis" into Windows 11, its installed capacity still shows a bleak picture – — Win 10 is 71%, Win 11 is only 24%, and Win 7 even retains 3% of the installed base.

Not only that, since Microsoft stopped supporting Win 7 in January 2020, most users have so far flowed to Win 10 instead of the latest Win 11. Foreign website PCGAMER made a lot of statistics and said that Win 10 still completely dominates the desktop PC operating system market, and there is no sign that this situation will change in a short time.

It is worth noting that a survey by Valve showed that 37.43% of players use Win 11 and 57.97% of players use Win 10, proving that Win 11 still has a certain appeal to PC gamers.

Therefore, Microsoft's current task is to launch more attractive updates for Win 11 or 12, while reducing users' upgrade costs, and strive to have a higher installed capacity of the new version. Otherwise, it will be difficult for Jarvis in Windows to achieve large-scale deployment. universal.

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