Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore has today confirmed the rumour that windows 10 S would no longer be available as a stand-alone software sometime in the future. Now instead of a separate operating system Windows S will be replaced by a “mode” within the full windows 10 operating system. Joe Belfiore revealed the changes in a reply to a Tweet, “We use Win10S as an option for schools or businesses that want the ‘low-hassle’/ guaranteed performance version. Next year 10S will be a “mode” of existing versions, not a distinct version. SO … I think it’s totally fine/good that it’s not mentioned.”
Microsoft originally designed Windows 10 S to be a competitor to the lightweight yet powerful Chrome OS, but the rollout of the new Microsoft W10S operating system required users to obtain a copy of Windows 10 Pro together with other issues encountered by users during its rollout. Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Microsoft as yet, it is thought that the new Windows S Mode will be available for all versions of Windows 10 except Core+ and Workstation. Also no information on costing has been announced by Microsoft as yet but upgrading from S mode to full access would depend on the version of Windows you’re running. ThisIt’s also not been confirmed as to when this change will happen although in the Tweet Belfiore revealed this will happen “next year” so sometime in 2019. As soon as more details are made available by Microsoft we will keep you up-to-date as always.
We use Win10S as an option for schools or businesses that want the ‘low-hassle’/ guaranteed performance version. Next year 10S will be a “mode” of existing versions, not a distinct version. SO … I think it’s totally fine/good that it’s not mentioned.
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) 7 March 2018
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