Microsoft's Windows for Thin PCs Hits RC Stage

Microsoft has another new version of Windows coming up, but it doesn't end in the number 8. The Windows Team just released an RC of Windows Thin PC, or WinTPC, for more specific of restricted applications.

Microsoft's Karri Alexion-Tiernan blogged about some of WinTPC's virtues:

Customers like the reduced footprint of WinTPC – the machines they will likely use it on often have less disk space than brand new machines and WinTPC helps to ensure they will have adequate space. They also like the write filters which are helping customers to secure the device running WinTPC by preventing them from saving data or installing applications locally and they’re also pleased they can leverage their existing System Center products for management and deployment.

Windows Thin PC is expected to hit RTM sometime before summer.

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  • hoofhearted
    Less bloat. This would work well for even high-end PCs.
  • pelov
    windows without all the system hog?

    Skeptical user is skeptical.
  • damianrobertjones
    There was also a version for XP. I've been testing the various releases and the stuff you can remove is fantastic, but the options are sometimes less than obvious so TESTING would be essential for anyone considering an install. The option to 'return' a computer to a fresh state after a restart is fantastic, especially for those people that like to 'browse' 'those' types of sites infected with malware.