Despite the fact that the Windows of the moment is Windows 11 and Microsoft had paused all the preview versions of the system that are offered to the Insider Program just before its announcement, Windows 10 has not been forgotten, and indeed, Microsoft just officially announced the release of its next big update.
Windows 10 21H2 will begin to arrive during the second half of the year, probably in October as has been the custom so far, and then it will be officially renamed Windows 10 October 2021 Update.
Windows 10 will continue to receive updates for at least 4 more years
Along with the announcement of Windows 10 21H2, Build 19044.1147 has also been released for Insiders who failed to upgrade to Windows 11 for not meeting the minimum requirements. That is, those that were moved from the Beta channel to the Release Preview.
Although the Build in question is already available and fixes a huge number of bugs, this version still does not include many of the Changes and news coming to Windows 10 in the fall. Among them we can highlight:
- WSL (Windows for Linux subsystem) will receive support for GPU ComputeThis means that WSL will be able to take advantage of graphics card hardware acceleration to perform intensive tasks, something that could significantly improve the performance of WSL containers and make life easier for developers working with machine learning and data science .
- Support for the WPA3 H2E standard will be added: The new security protocol for Wi-Fi communications is more robust than the current WPA2, with an encryption of 192 bits instead of 128, and with great advantages such as improved protection even if you use simple passwords.
Windows 10 21H2 is part of the LTSC channel (Long-Term Servicing Channel) and will receive support until at least 2026. For Windows 10 Home and Pro, Microsoft offers the usual 18 months of support for each version. While Windows 10 Education and Enterprise receive 30 months.
When it’s time to update, if you are already a Windows 10 2004 or later user, the installation of the new version will be very fast. Windows 10 21H1 is still in development, so more news and features can be added in the coming months before the official launch in the fall.
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