Microsoft Confirms Reducing Chromebook-Killer Windows 10 S to a "Mode"

Microsoft Confirms Reducing Chromebook-Killer Windows 10 S to a

Reports surfaced recently that Microsoft would combine Windows 10 S and Windows 10, making the former a "mode" of the Windows 10 OS. With the release of Windows 10 Redstone 5 later this year, the company is introducing a new Sets feature that brings tabs to all Windows applications. Microsoft launched Windows 10 S a year ago as a standalone version of Windows, partly to provide a secure, manageable version of Windows to those schools.

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.

If we're to take the Neowin story as 100% accurate, "S Mode" will be available for any owner of Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise editions. It does appear that some features of Sets, as Microsoft calls its tabs, will appear in the next Windows 10 update later this year.

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The operating system was rolled out in May 2017 as a stand-alone version of Microsoft's OS for desktop. It will be much simpler, and quicker, for a Windows 10 S user to switch to Home or Pro, as they will already have that operating system installed. This new version of Windows 10 is built upon the UWP which makes it "Microsoft's first truly modern Windows OS for the traditional PC form factor". The big catch with Windows 10 S? "Next year 10S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version. SO ..."

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