Microsoft recently announced a special version of Windows 10 aimed primarily at teachers, students, and for use in educational institutions.
Windows 10 S, as the new operating system is called, is built from the core of Windows 10 Pro, but is meant to be faster, more secure, lighter, and with longer battery life than its sibling operating systems. .
So, if you are wondering what the differences are between Windows 10S and Windows 10… Here they are:
Microsoft mentions that computers running Windows 10 S will not be able to install applications from sources other than the official Windows store, just like the Windows RT platform.
The good and bad:
Not allowing the installation of applications from other sources will certainly improve the overall security of the system. Furthermore, app updates will be handled more efficiently, if only the Windows Store is downloaded. However, if popular third-party applications such as Chrome , Photoshop, Firefox , etc., are not in the Windows store, these virtues will be of no use.
Set your browser and search engine by default
With Windows 10 S you cannot change the default web browser: Edge. Users can install any browser, as long as it is available in the Windows store (Chrome is not, by the way), but the default browser will remain Microsoft Edge.
To make matters worse, Microsoft also announced that the default search engine on edge will not be configurable, and users will have to stick with Bing to search the web.
Better performance and battery life
Microsoft claims that the new operating system will have better battery life, thanks to the fact that Windows 10 S is a lightweight version that is built from the core of Windows 10 Pro. According to Microsoft, the Surface laptop is faster than a MacBook Air, and it has a battery that can last 14 hours in continuous video playback.
Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft is offering Windows 10 S users the opportunity to upgrade their computers to Windows 10 Pro for free, until the end of 2017. After that time, users can pay a reasonable price of $ 50 to upgrade their devices to Windows. 10 Pro.
However, the switch to Windows 10 Pro is an irreversible action and users who switch to Windows 10 Pro will not be able to go back to Windows 10 S.
Windows 10 S vs Windows 10 Pro: Other Minor Differences
That’s not all, there are other cool features shown below:
With Windows 10 S, Microsoft is trying to create a harmonious ecosystem of applications and services primarily aimed at education. With this in mind, Microsoft pulled out a couple of features, added optimizations where it matters (battery life and performance), and made it all work together.