Windows 10’s performance is often compared to that of the iPhone 6S, but the difference is that the new OS is only on the hardware side.
As such, the same software is also not able to handle the load of running multiple applications simultaneously on the same hardware.
While Apple’s operating system is more powerful, it can only support up to 16 concurrent windows, while Windows 10 can support up or 256 concurrent windows.
The new system also uses a new system call, a “preemption” technique to help ensure that the system will only be able to run one program at a time when the system’s CPU and memory are under load.
“We’re trying to get it to be able run multiple applications at once on a system that’s been designed to run a lot of applications at the same time,” said Ryan Jaffey, vice president of engineering at Microsoft.
Windows 10 is set to become the first operating system to be released with both a hardware upgrade and a software update, and is expected to become available in the first half of 2017.