Microsoft never learns. With these restrictions, the locked down OS will share the same fate as Windows RT.
A long time Ago...they would have tried them for monopoly!
But that was before they put all of them in their small pocket
Anonymous, 03 May 2017You can change to google in the edge browser.Read the article closely. You CAN'T change Bing in Edge. You gotta use it even if you hate it.
odlarry, 03 May 2017I was planning on buying that surface laptop but I think I have changed my mind.... trash!!Don't worry, it won't that bad, this article is written by a Apple lover, so most of his stuff make Microsoft and Google products seem terrible... better to just try out the Laptops once they're released and make an opinion...also you can just install Win 10 pro for free or upgrade for 49 USD and do as you like...
This doesn't sound too bad since you can simply upgrade to windows 10 pro for free... or for 49 bucks... At Least Microsoft gives you options unlike most other companies...
I was planning on buying that surface laptop but I think I have changed my mind.... trash!!
Didn't Microsoft do something like this before when windows 7 came out? They were then sued by google and lost due to the Anti-Monopoly laws.
DmWZaRaFa, 03 May 2017Many people use Chrome as default browser, Microsoft want to end this.Use Opera and you won't use Chrome any more.
You know, I didn't think Windows 10 S would be that bad...
Until this. I don't know any school that prefers Bing over Google.
Anonymous, 03 May 2017You can change to google in the edge browser.apparently not in windows 10 s
krystian, 03 May 2017See, I use the windows 10 search bar to search things these days. I haven't had any trouble w... moreI also use the Windows search bar but I often rely on Google since I can't find the thing I'm looking for. As a student, this isn't convenient, especially if I have to open a new tab to make a search on Google or type google.com and then type what I am looking for. Are we going to see the reborn of the Google Toolbar?
Anonymous, 03 May 2017Actually it's not like windows RT because Windows 10 S is capable of running win32 apps if it'... more...I think your reasoning falters at your comment '...if they're available in the Windows App store'.
A store about as useful as a fart in a space suit.
Anyone remember RT? Me neither!
The Microsoft Edge default doesn't bother me too much since both Chrome OS and iOS force you to have Chrome and Safari respectively but only being able search using Bing is taking it way too far, at least Google and Apple let you change the default search.
JonHolstein, 03 May 2017This is such a bad concept. So is Chrome OS as well. A school PC that can't be used for all c... moreAgain, students can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free. consumers for just 49.99$. Not bad right?
ProJames, 03 May 2017Edge is OK, I use it when I'm low on battery, but Bing is a total failure. I don't want to buy... moreSee, I use the windows 10 search bar to search things these days. I haven't had any trouble with bing. There were times I had trouble finding stuff, the same thing happened with Google.
I think Google does better for searching things like Forums. But in general they are both pretty much on par for typical searches. I think it has gotten better due to windows 10 as more people use it.