Windows 10 S with 8 things you need to know
“Windows 10 S” is a version of Windows 10 that Microsoft created as a “competitor” to Chrome OS, Google’s operating system equipped with Chromebooks in the field of education.
Overall this new version looks identical to the Windows version 10 “normal”, however, it has some notable differences from the Windows central site.
1. End users can not download Windows 10 S
End users can not download Windows 10 S for installation on a normal computer.
Just as Google’s Chrome OS, Windows version 10 Microsoft S will be provided for producers to set up the computer was produced exclusively for this operating system. This means you can not download it to set up a computer that you are.
2. Only install applications from the Windows Store
The biggest difference between Windows 10 S and other versions of Windows 10 is that it can only install applications and games from Microsoft’s Windows Store. This means that the applications you download from the web will not be able to be installed on Windows 10 S systems. There is no way to install “outside” applications unless you upgrade Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro to enable the ability to install applications other than the Microsoft Store.
3. Can not change default browser and default search engine
Microsoft Edge will remain the only default browser on the Windows 10 S whole. Although you can download another browser (if available) from the Windows Store, users can not set up a new browser instead. Microsoft Edge is the default. At the same time, the default search engine on both Edge and Internet Explorer will still be Microsoft Bing in most countries. In some other countries, there will be dedicated search providers.
4. Interface is no different than the normal Windows 10
Basically, Windows 10 S has no different interface than a normal Windows 10 version, except that the wallpaper will be different after you get to the desktop for the first time after system setup. This will make the user easy to access, not be surprised to switch from any version of Windows 10 to Windows 10 S environment.
5. A little safer
And maybe more. Win32 applications downloaded from the network, .exe files, or malware can not install themselves on a Windows 10 S environment. Applications and games before they are posted to the Store are also available. You have to undergo rigorous moderation from Microsoft, which is much safer than the ones you can install yourself or install on your own without the user’s knowledge. In addition, “bind” users into their Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft believes that will help users browse the web faster and safer.
6. This is not a lite version of Windows 10
A misconception that Windows 10 S can only install the applications and games from the Windows Store leads to it is the Windows version 10 “Lite”. This is not true because it can still run Win32 applications like the Windows 10 version the other, as long as the applications are a browser on the Windows Store.
This means, as if Google decided to put up Google Chrome application Windows Store, Windows users can use S-10 Chrome. If Adobe brings Adobe Premiere Pro to Windows Store, it can run on Windows 10 s. This is a Windows version 10 full, is only limited to install applications and games from the Windows Store.
7. Microsoft Office will be the focus of Windows 10 S
In the near future, Microsoft will be releasing the complete version of Microsoft Office 2016 for the Windows 10 S platform. If indeed the Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Excel 2016 and OneNote applications were pinned to the Start menu by default, then this Is interesting. But these applications are not pre-installed when clicking on these icons, you will be transferred to the Store to download them.
Since then, it’s clear that Windows 10 S does not run applications outside of the Store, which means Microsoft has had to release a full version of Office (thanks to the Centennial project) to the Microsoft Store, which is great. And so, users will not be limited by the “Mobile” version of this Office suite.
8. Can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
If you don’t like the limit on Windows features 10 S, you can upgrade to a higher version of Windows 10 Pro with a small fee (about $49, but if the upgrade is free of charge until the end of 2017).