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Microsoft announces Windows 10 S, a direct answer to Chrome OS

02 May 2017 4

Microsoft's Edu event as the name implies is centralized to education, students, teachers, and learning. How teaching can be enhanced and what tools should be brought to this community so as to quench the thirst of the students who want to explore or try out new things.

Like speculated before, this new version of the Windows 10 runs those apps only which have been downloaded from the Windows Store (but it's not the cloud as we heard before). Hence, it is more secure as the apps are already verified by Microsoft.

But, what if a student tries to install a third-party app, which, of course, not present in the Windows Store? Well, Microsoft has a solution for this too.


Microsoft at their event illustrates an example of installing any third party app. If a student tries to download, the Windows 10 S will pop up a message telling that this can't be run on this platform. But, that's not it, Windows 10 S will provide you options similar to what you were trying to install.

Features of Windows 10 S -

  • Everything runs on Windows 10 S is downloaded from the Windows Store.
  • Great and fast performance on the first login; take around 5 seconds to be ready for the second-time login, faster than the Windows 10 Pro
  • Easy to setup and manage
  • Ability to setup machines using a USB drive with preconfigured options.
  • Windows 10 S can run any browser, this hints Windows 10 S will also include the Chrome browser
  • User Interface is similar to the normal Windows 10, so easy to grasp.

Everything is downloaded from the Windows Store, but this doesn't mean that desktop apps won't run on this version of Windows 10, they'll need to be specially packaged and listed in the Windows Store.

The best part is Windows 10 S users can upgrade to the normal version of Windows 10 anytime, but, of course, at a price


Microsoft announced that the new Windows 10 education PCs will start from $189. Windows 10 S will also be free for all schools that are currently running Windows 10 Pro PCs and include free Office 365 education with Microsoft Teams. There's also a free subscription to Minecraft, which is a new edition for new Windows 10 education PCs.


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Microsoft announces Windows 10 S, a direct answer to Chrome OS
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DaniPablo

From what I understand - the platform won't run the third-party app that I'm trying to install, Microsoft will provide you options that are similar to that one. But what if someone is adamant on installing the very same app?

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