Windows 10 S a Flop? Becoming a 'Mode' in 2019

Windows 10 S Coming To All Windows 10 Versions Thanks To The S Mode

Microsoft has shared some details of the new regime's Mode for the operating system Windows 10. "Starting with the next update to Windows 10, coming soon, customers can choose to buy a new Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro PC with "S" mode enabled and commercial customers will be able to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise with "S" mode enabled". Our partners have brought to market more than 20 devices with Windows 10 S enabled.

Microsoft announced Windows 10 S in 2017 as a lightweight version of its Windows 10 operating system, created to compete with Google's Chrome OS. In the post, Belfiore says Redmond received customer feedback that the "Windows 10 S" name was confusing to customers and partners. Insiders will see different versions of the new privacy interface, allowing Microsoft to see which options might work best for a wider audience. "If a customer does want to switch out of it, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition", the blog post added.

It's still unclear as to why this change is happening, though improving the ease of moving between Windows 10 S and regular Windows 10 isn't a bad idea. There are new Font settings in the Settings app, replacing the Control Panel functionality, and you can now download new fonts from the Microsoft Store. Windows 10 S now prohibits the installation of applications except for those from Microsoft's Sears-esque Windows Store. Despite introduction on the expensive Surface Laptop shown above, Windows 10 S has primarily been found on low-priced machines for the education sector.

We're fairly certain that the majority of Windows 10 users still won't be satisfied with S Mode if it precludes the use of their favorite software. Since the RS5 build 17618 comes out after the RS4 build, when you run this command on it will display the names of the previous Windows 10 versions.

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