Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Microsoft confirms it's already cancelling its newest version of Windows

Microsoft confirms it's already cancelling its newest version of Windows

However, while Chrome OS gets access to Google's Chrome Web Store and Play Store, Microsoft's Windows 10 S was limited to Microsoft Store. This brand new blueprint of things could also let Microsoft to push S Mode to larger mass, provided it should be achievable across most versions of Windows 10. It has only said that Windows 10 S will be offered as a mode in the existing versions starting next year.

Alongside File Explorer, other built-in traditional Windows apps like Notepad, Command Prompt, and PowerShell are also getting tabs support.

Windows ML will eventually be enabled across all Windows 10 versions, and it will work with Universal Windows Platform and Win32 apps, Microsoft says. Administrators in settings like schools will likely be able to lock devices in S Mode, though details are scarce for the time being.

Belfiore, in a tweet on Wednesday, said, "Next year, 10 S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version".

From this one can collect light that Windows 10 S that launched last May would not continue in its now existing form of a discrete version of the operating system. While the stated intentions of the operating system - improved performance, security and reliability - appear to benefit users, the reality of having no desktop apps still isn't suitable for most customers.

During the initial release of the operating system that would soon become Windows 10 S mode, Microsoft made partnerships with a number of laptop manufacturers that would offer their own take on an low-cost laptop that is optimized for tasks like education and other basic computing needs.

Citing new data from the United Kingdom -based research consultancy Futuresource, Microsoft yesterday also highlighted the growing use of Windows 10 devices in K-12 education.

It's not clear why exactly Microsoft is going this route.

An oft cited complaint, or even reason not to upgrade to Windows 10, is due to privacy concerns.

During the Windows Developer Day event today, Microsoft today revealed the Windows AI platform which will allow developers to build intelligent apps on Windows 10 platform.

Belfiore prefaced this reveal by stating "we", speaking for Microsoft, "use [Windows 10 S] as an option for schools or businesses that want the "low-hassle"/ guaranteed performance version".

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