Microsoft has released a new OS, the Windows 10 S. And this is an attempt by Microsoft to simplify Windows 10 in order to directly compete with the ChromeOS that has recently been increasing in popularity. Windows 10 S is going to be targeted for the sectors of the market that require a budget-friendly, business or education orientated OS. Despite their similar name, they are actually surprisingly different when you start comparing them.
Pros of the Windows 10 S
Performance seems to be one of the bigger selling points of this new OS created by Microsoft. Although not officially stated, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the S in the name would stand for ‘’Speed’’. The OS is rumored to be able to boot in about 15 seconds. It is a much more lightweight OS, while also using the same cores that Windows 10 has. This will result in its ability to function efficiently on hardware that might be getting old or is not the best you can buy. In other words, it is designed for cheaper PCs.
A good selling point for the OS is that apparently it will come with options that are preconfigured when installed via USB, resulting in a lot of time saved and ease of use when attempting to install on more than one computer.
Cons of the Windows 10 S
It does however come with a few limitations that might represent a minus in its selling potential.
For starters, the only software that can be installed must come from Microsoft’s own Windows Store. Their reasoning behind this is that it will be much more secure. This might hold some truth when we look into its sector targets, like schools, but the Windows Store can only be described as a wasteland.