S Mode For Windows 10 Officially Confirmed By Microsoft

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It's possible we'll see more Windows 10 S hardware continue to trickle out in 2018, before Microsoft starts advertising an nearly identically named - but substantially different - product.

Windows 10 S is a lighter version of the current Windows 10 versions, which only allows the installation of software that is available on the Microsoft Store.

MICROSOFT HAS confirmed rumours that its stripped-down UI will now be a "mode" rather than a separate operating system.

Last month it was rumored that Windows 10 S was set to be replaced by a mode that can be set in other versions of Windows 10.


PC World contacted him to seek clarification on why Microsoft hadn't included any info on the Windows 10 S version in its blog posts. While the stated intentions of the operating system - improved performance, security and reliability - appear to benefit users, the reality of having no desktop apps still isn't suitable for most customers.

Windows 10 S is described as a fully-functional version of Windows that is created to run smoothly on all hardware.

The news that Windows 10 will get an "S Mode" isn't actually new, as this information leaked in a Neowin article last week, but today Belfiore made it official. These new privacy features/changes are already available for the insiders in Fast Ring with the latest Build 17115. They need to clarify every single angle to the customers regarding the move, like specifically which devices will have the default enabling of S Mode, and so on. If these PCs are just running regular Windows with a modified Windows 10 S Mode, are they really similar to the low-priced devices that Google has been able to offer? Microsoft's Joe Belfiore confirmed on Twitter that there will be no "distinct version" going forward. Chrome OS has also been expanded to higher-end devices, giving these same audiences the option to opt for more power with devices such as the Google Pixelbook.

Microsoft is touting that this platform will provide apps with low-latency processing by using local capabilities to deliver real-time results.

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