When Microsoft introduced Windows 10S last year, having one seemed like a good idea: a lighter version of standard Windows 10, designed for not-so-powerful computers, and potentially an alternative to the cheaper Chromebooks that have become a success in United States’ educational.
But everything didn’t seem right because the disadvantages of this system were more than its advantages. You can’t install normal Windows programs in 10S, because the only software that it can run are the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that are available in the Windows Store. Heck, 10S is just a new version of Windows RT. And unlike Chromebooks, which have many compatible software, thanks to support for Android apps, Windows Store generally looks more like a desert. Some of the most important applications are there, but anyone who uses 10S knows they will not find everything they want there.
Summarizing the 10S, Microsoft took the best of Windows – its ability to work without much conflict with a wide variety of sources – and removed it in the name of simplicity. It doesn’t seem so okay now, does it?
Fortunately, it looks like Microsoft understood the problem. It will no longer release Windows 10S as a separate version of Windows, and instead will release its features as an optional mode within the operating system from 2019
Soon, if schools and businesses want to block their Windows 10 devices, they can only power up the system’s 10S mode. News of this transition leaked early in February and now Microsoft’s operating systems president Joe Belfiore has confirmed the change on Twitter .
Finally, the failed Windows 10S experiment will come to an end.