What is Windows FX, the operating system no one knows about

Windows FX is a Linux distro with a graphical user interface very similar to that of Windows 10. Here's how to install it and how it works

Are you tired of the constant problems caused by Windows 10 updates, but you don't have the courage to change operating system because you're afraid of having problems with the interface change? Then WindowsFX is the right operating system for you: it looks like Windows 10, but it's actually Linux.

WindowsFX, which recently arrived at version 10.3 and is actually called LinuxFX, is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 20.04, with a Cinnamon desktop environment. But looking at it, you wouldn't think so at all, because the Brazilian developers of this "Windows like" Linux distro have done a painstaking job in reproducing the graphical interface of the Microsoft operating system: the Start menu, the File Explorer, the desktop and even the desktop wallpapers are hard to distinguish from the original Windows ones.

WindowsFX: how to install

The installation of WindowsFX is similar to that of other Linux distributions, but it has a plus: the first time you boot up the operating system, the Helloa assistant helps you install the graphics drivers, correctly set the screen resolution and fine-tune some other fundamental setting operations to start working. As far as apps are concerned, WindowsFX naturally digests all the Linux apps to perfection, but it also has another plus: through Wine you can also use many native Windows apps and install them through the respective .exe and .msi files.

WindowsFX also works on ARM

There's one last very interesting aspect of WindowsFX: it's able to run on ARM hardware configurations. This is a weapon not to be underestimated because the trend of the next few years is already clear: ARM processors will gain more and more ground on X86/X64 architectures, especially for mobile devices, so much so that even Microsoft has already developed its own official version of Windows "ARM Edition".

But that version, paradoxically, has a limitation compared to WindowsFX: it doesn't support 64-bit apps in X64 architecture. If we compare WindowsFX to Windows 10 ARM Edition, then, we could almost say that the copy is better than the original.