Recently Microsoft launched Windows 10 S, a brand-new version of its operating system that will come with PCs in the future. But how much of a difference is there between Windows 10 S and Windows 10?
What does the S stand for?
The “S” doesn’t stand for anything in particular but this new version is streamlined for simplicity, security, and speed. It can boot 15 seconds faster than Windows 10 with the same profile and apps installed and have the ability to run as fast as day 100 as it does on day 1. Windows 10 S is designed for low cost computers, education oriented PCs, and some premium computers.
What’s the Difference?
The big difference between Windows 10 S and Windows 10 is that 10 S can only run applications that are downloaded from the windows store and no other third party site options are available, like Windows 10. Microsoft Windows store has thousands of different applications available for you and will soon include full Microsoft Office, Spotify, Netflix, Facebook, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and many others. But you would no longer have access to Apple’s iTunes, Google’s Chrome Browser, and full versions of Adobe applications. Windows 10 S will be limited to Microsoft’s Edge Browser until other browser markers decide to allow their browsers to become available in the Microsoft Store.
How and When Can You Get It?
Windows 10 S will only be available on new devices in the foreseeable future, and wouldn’t be available as a separate version so users can upgrade or install. But this is something that could change. The First PCs to have Windows 10 S installed will be the new Microsoft Surface Laptop and costumers will have access to this and other devices carrying Windows 10 S this summer. When available, individuals would have the opportunity to get an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, but once done it is not possible to go back to Windows 10 S.