At its event in New York on May 2, Microsoft announced a new iteration of Windows 10 named “Windows 10 S”. This is a streamlined version of Windows 10, optimized to run on lower end hardware and provide faster login times. To keep the system running smoothly, the OS is limited to only run apps from the Window Store, which allows Microsoft to curb power-hungry or poorly optimized apps. Additionally, the full versions of Microsoft Office apps will be available through the Windows Store soon. Should a user try to download an app from outside the store they will see suggestions of similar apps available in Microsoft’s marketplace. If they really need that specific app, they have the option to upgrade to a full version of Windows 10 Pro. Windows 10 S is in most other respects similar to the regular version of Windows 10 and will be available in the summer of this year.
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Contributed by Mike McGrath, author of Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 2nd Edition (covers the Creators Update).
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