Microsoft confirms the demise of Windows 10 S

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The Windows 10 S version was announced in 2017 as a lightweight version of its OS that could simplify low-end devices for the education market. A spiritual successor to RT, the operating system is a slimmed down version of Windows 10 with added security (by way of locked down app installs) and lower hardware requirements created to be run on sub-$300 systems that can be purchased in bulk by schools. While the stated intentions of the operating system - improved performance, security and reliability - appear to benefit users, the reality of having no desktop apps still isn't suitable for most customers. Microsoft's latest OS collects some data for personalisation and product improvement, as it is a mixture of software and services.

There's also no clear indication of how Microsoft plans to advertise "S Mode" to ensure that people aren't being offered hidden fees out of the box. The near-term implications for Windows 10 S haven't been explained, so it's unclear whether customers can expect new device launches that utilise the platform.

Obviously, all of this stuff works better on modern hardware. The company tested Sets earlier with a small group of Windows Insiders, but it's going to release the feature later this year with Redstone 5. If a user does decide to switch to Windows 10 Pro, it happens nearly immediately - within the first 24 hours of ownership for 60 percent of those that switch.

Windows 10S is, in the simplest terms, Microsoft's Chrome OS competitor.

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Some recent estimates suggest Chrome OS now owns about 60% of the USA education market in grades K-12.

Previous reports have suggested that the S Mode will simply lock down a copy of Windows 10 so that it's only capable of running apps from the Microsoft Store which is what Windows 10 S did in the first place.

In a reply to Hachman, Microsoft's Belfiore wrote on Twitter, "We use Win10 S as an option for schools or businesses that want the "low-hassle"/guaranteed performance version". 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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