Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 "S Mode"

Posted March 08, 2018

Microsoft even a year ago offered a chance to all Windows 10 S users to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free.

Microsoft released Windows 10 S previous year to bring Chrome OS users back into the Windows ecosystem, and to prevent others from jumping ship in the first place.

Both operating systems -Windows 10 S and Chrome OS- were marketed and became popular due to the restrictions they place on users and the level of control central administrators can have over notebooks deployed among students, professors, or employees, limiting their ability to use the devices for non-work-related tasks.

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Introduced as a Chrome OS competitor, Windows 10 S was offered on low-cost machines by Microsoft and its OEM partners for as little as $189.

The confirmation wouldn't surprise anyone since the operating system was never appreciated by Windows 10 users.

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It's still unclear as to why this change is happening, though improving the ease of moving between Windows 10 S and regular Windows 10 isn't a bad idea.

The choice to move to a Windows 10 S mode in their competing devices was expected by many, but it's also muddying the waters and making it more hard to tell which Windows PCs are meant to capture the attention of an education market that is now enamored with Chromebooks.

Microsoft is touting that this platform will provide apps with low-latency processing by using local capabilities to deliver real-time results. "Next year 10S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version. SO ..." Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic.

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