If you’re even a little interested in Microsoft’s products and devices, chances are you have heard of Windows 10 S by now. It’s a new operating system (of sorts) that the company has developed for some of its devices. The recently released Surface Laptop, for example, runs Windows 10 S by default.
So what exactly is Windows 10 S, and should you even be interested in it? Let’s find out.
‘Safe, Secure, Store’
The idea of Windows 10 S is that it’s a safer version of Windows 10. It’s aimed not only at students and educators, but also at people who are interested in Google’s Chrome OS devices. That is because the devices coming installed with Windows 10 S are expected to be cheaper than those with full Windows, and will be targeting Chromebooks.
So how is Windows 10 S more secure than the full version? The answer is that Windows 10 S devices will allow you to install only those apps on your computers that are on the Windows Store. You will not be able to download any program from the internet, or use any other sort of setups to install them. This, however, does not mean that you won’t be able to run full Windows programs on your computer. You just won’t be able to run those that are not on the Store bundled as apps.
So should you be interested in Windows 10 S? If you are looking for a quick, secure, and hopefully cheap computer that doesn’t need to run too many programs not on the Store, then you might as well be.