This is such a bad concept. So is Chrome OS as well.
A school PC that can't be used for all classes, as it can't run all the necessary software.
If schools actually get this, for a lot of them it will create bad-will against MS, when realizing how limited the system is.
A Windows version that only runs app from their own store, is a windows with less apps than linux.
App developers are very unlikely to start to re-wrap their software for the 10 S version.
Do MS just want to get rid of all their school users?
The really need to rethink this whole thing.
Edge is OK, I use it when I'm low on battery, but Bing is a total failure. I don't want to buy a 1000$+ device with ''Windows 8 with Bing'' but with the Start menu! ''Windows 8 with Bing'' was a low-cost alternative that had only IE+Bing.
The problem with trying to shove your products down peoples throats is that every time there is an opportunity to not use them, people will take it.
If I want to pay premium for a closed "secure" ecosystem, I would just buy stuff from Apple.
ZloiYuri, 03 May 2017They forgot abandoned windows rt? Or somebody think this time something will go a better way? ... moreActually Satya Nadella make Microsoft earn more money than it used to earn before him. I mean thats what every company wants (money) right?
ZloiYuri, 03 May 2017They forgot abandoned windows rt? Or somebody think this time something will go a better way? ... moreActually it's not like windows RT because Windows 10 S is capable of running win32 apps if it's available in the Windows Store. Also, it's not for you and me, it's for students who wants a more simple and secure OS. Also, they can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro if they want to for free.
AnonD-551402, 03 May 2017chrome is no. 1 battery drain, but still using it :(chrome browser is so heavy is basically a OS inside a VM and yet still everyone wants to use it. ofc if firefox or edge wants to be as good as chrome they will also become this fat, extensions, apps, and what other extra nonsense,
ofc ppl who are so cranky about battery life should go find a browser that doesnt even have bookmarks, a text field and a web view is all that should be there
AnonD-666636, 03 May 2017Many people use Chrome as default browser, Microsoft want to end this.I used to use Chrome as default but ever since I used edge I never went back to Chrome. Edge is faster than chrome.
Many people use Chrome as default browser, Microsoft want to end this.
My last win version is 7 and this is also the last "freedom" Windows version. Switching to Linux, hence all my needed software also works via browser or on Linux itself.
They forgot abandoned windows rt? Or somebody think this time something will go a better way? MS under Satya Nadella became a something behind any reason. I hope someday this company will just disappear, if it will not kick out this mad top management. Weird company that not worth any even tiny many to pay to.
Congrats Microsoft... You just killed a new product even faster than HTC or AMD...
AnonD-39937, 03 May 2017Chrome OS is better than Windows 10 S.Agreed. I bet they have more apps than Windows Store provided the integration with Google Play.