Subject: General Tech | February 5, 2018 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: windows s, windows 10, microsoft
Microsoft is changing how they will distribute Windows S, their Chrome-like locked down OS. It will now become an option on all Windows 10 installations, allowing you to enable it if you feel the need to set up a computer which can only run apps from the Microsoft Store and only surf via Edge. The Inquirer cites an interesting fact, 83% of users who do not disable Windows S mode in the first week remain with that OS permanently. Perhaps they don't know any better, or perhaps they were one of those who were satisfied with the original Surface's Windows RT?
"Now, the company has confirmed that it will instead offer an "S Mode" on standard versions of Windows 10 instead, locking the machine down to a walled garden of apps from the Microsoft Store, and blocking traditional Win32 programs. And, of course, restricting you to using bloody Edge browser. "
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