discontinue Windows 10 S as a separate iteration of its platform and instead offer it as a new "S Mode" in existing Windows 10 versions starting next year. If these PCs are just running regular Windows with a modified Windows 10 S Mode, are they really similar to the low-priced devices that Google has been able to offer?
Talk of Windows 10 "S Mode" has been floating about for a few weeks, but this was the first time that it has been acknowledged as a "mode", which will roll out next year. As it stands, it costs $50 to upgrade a machine running Windows 10 S to the regular version of Windows 10, at which point the system would be able to run non-curated UWP apps and x86 programs alike. According to last month's heard claims, those operating Windows 10 Home in S Mode would be able to upgrade to the full-fat version of the operating system for no cost.
Some recent estimates suggest Chrome OS now owns about 60% of the USA education market in grades K-12. The biggest addition is tabs are now available in File Explorer, a highly-requested feature (more than 20,000 votes) and something Microsoft has resisted in Windows previously. What this means is that Microsoft is making it simpler to hook into AI/ML services while building your app as a default operation.
We use Win10S as an option for schools or businesses that want the "low-hassle"/guaranteed performance version.
When Microsoft introduced Windows 10S previous year, I was deeply concerned.