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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S, a Competitor for Google's Chrome OS


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#1 Angoid

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

At the MicrosoftEDU Event held today in New York, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, a version of the Windows 10 operating system that is restricted to running only Windows Store apps.

Presenting Windows 10 S to the attendee crowd, Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, said Windows 10 S would be focused on security, speed of operation, and a longer battery life.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:36 AM

My predictions appear to be coming true with more of the OS being farmed out to the Cloud.
The article goes on to say that there is an option in the Windows 10 Creators Update to enable "Allow apps from the Store only."

On the one hand it is good for security, but what about when the core product gets breached and you cannot install a specific third party tool to clean it up? Or a malicious app sneaks past and into the store?
If it's happened to others, it's almost certain to happen here. That's not cynicism - it's very realisticism (is that a word?).

Older article:
https://www.howtogee...t-desktop-apps/

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