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Not all Windows Store apps will run on Windows 10 S (No Linux distros, for example)

Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system that, among other things, can only run apps downloaded from the Windows Store. That makes Windows 10 S faster and more secure than Windows 10 Home or Pro in some situations, but it also means you may have trouble installing drivers for third-party […]

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Chrome and Firefox won’t run on Windows 10 S (unless something changes)

One of the key differences between Windows 10 S and other versions of Microsoft’s desktop operating system is that Windows 10 S can only run apps downloaded from the Windows Store. Theoretically that allows for better performance, battery efficiency, and security… but it also means that millions of Windows programs that aren’t in the Store won’t […]

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Differences between Windows 10 S, Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education

This week Microsoft introduced a new version of Windows 10 which is designed for education, but available to anyone willing to try an operating system that’s a bit more locked down in exchange for the promise of better performance and security. Windows 10 S can only run apps downloaded from the Windows Store, which limits the […]

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You can’t change default browser, search engine on Windows 10 S

Windows 10 S is easy to dismiss as a stripped-down version of Windows 10 since it can only run apps downloaded from the Windows Store. But it actually has a bunch of enterprise-friendly features that Windows 10 Home lacks, including Bitlocker encryption, Azure AD domain join, and Windows Update for Business support. Previously you would […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop prices range from $999 to $2199 (so far)

When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop earlier today, the company revealed that prices would start at $999 for an entry-level model. Now we also know how much a top-of-the-line Surface Laptop goes for: $2,199. The Microsoft Surface Laptop is now available for pre-order from the Microsoft Store or Best Buy, with the first models shipping […]

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Windows 10 S budget laptops coming from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Samsung

Intrigued by Windows 10 S, but don’t want to spend $999 or more on a Microsoft Surface Laptop? No problem, the new version of Windows is expected to ship on third-party laptops priced as low as $189. And companies are starting to show some of those notebooks off. Paul Thurrott snapped a picture of a […]

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Windows 10 S is streamlined for performance, security (and aimed at education market)

Microsoft is launching a new version of Windows aimed at the education market, and as expected it’s called Windows 10S. In a nutshell, it’s Windows 10… but it’s been streamlined to offer decent, reliable performance even on entry-level hardware, and it’s designed to offer tighter security since it runs all apps in a container that’s […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S leaks (slightly) ahead of official launch

Microsoft is holding an event in New York City starting at 9:30 this morning where the company is expected to unveil new hardware and software products aimed at the education market. But last night Twitter user Walking Cat spilled a few beans by posting pictures and some details of an unannounced device called the Surface […]