The Windows 10 S: A Lightweight OS for Microsoft Store only

Microsoft have recently come up with their new OS and termed it as Windows 10 S. They unveiled it in New York City on May 2, 2017 as they launched the Microsoft Surface Laptop which they claimed that it was a very good competitor to the Chromebooks around. Microsoft windows 10 S is a very lightweight OS just like its rival Chrome OS and it is more focused on the education criteria. It is also a joint edition of the Windows 10 Home and the Pro version.

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Windows 10 S was commonly designed for low-end computers as well as school-based PCs as mentioned earlier. However one can also use it on a premium laptops or computer only that you will have limited features since it is not intensive as the Windows 10 Home or Pro. All programs from the windows store can be run on Windows 10 S including all free and paid software. However any apps that are not available in the Windows Store can not be installed or run on this OS which is one demerit of the OS. Software such as Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and many others can not operate with this version. When it comes to gaming, the same case applies. Both AAA games and mobile games can run on this OS provided that are from the windows store. More so, even when it comes to browsing, most users will have to rely on the Microsoft Edge browser of which most people hate. The likes of Firefox, Opera and Chrome will only run once they are available in the store.

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The Windows 10 S will be available on less cheaper laptops from several computer manufacturers including Samsung, Toshiba, HP and Acer. The starting price from either of these devices will be $189 in the US. If one is really tired of using the Windows 10 S that had come pre-installed on the device there is an option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you are a student, and if you are not it will cost you $49 to upgrade. However, once upgraded one can not revert back to the Windows 10 S.

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