Windows 10S Vs Windows 10
There’s is a new version of Windows available that is ‘Windows 10 S’, Offering faster load times and more security for students. Microsoft said it would also have faster start times and offer better battery performance than its predecessors.
The good things about the new version of windows:
‘Speed’, Windows 10 S will boot in just 15 seconds. If you’re setting up multiple computers, Windows 10 S can also be installed via USB with preconfigured options. That’s a big time saver.
Windows 10 S will deliver significantly better battery life than Windows 10. In fact Microsoft claims its first Windows 10 S computer, the ‘Surface Laptop’, will last up to 14.5 hours on a single charge, and that machine packs a 13.5-inch 1080p touchscreen display.
If your computer can run Windows 10, it can run Windows 10S.
The bad things about the new version of Windows:
It contains key limitations which will be deal breakers for a significant proportion of users….
Goodbye Desktop Programs
Yes, Windows 10 S will not run software you have to install from the desktop. Currently, that means no Chrome, no Firefox, no iTunes, numerous games and much much more. All Windows 10 S software comes from the Windows Store.
Microsoft has also announced that users will not be able to use any other search engine than Bing within Windows 10 S.
While manufacturers can make their software available to Windows 10 S by offering it via the Windows Store, many programs also rely on counterpart desktop software to improve their functionality. As such manufacturers will not only have to offer their software through the Windows Store, they will have to hope makers of popular third party add-ons do so as well.