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The end of Windows 10 S

March 9, 2018.

Windows 10 S.

Windows 10 S. © Microsoft.

Or, to be precise, Microsoft is putting an end to Windows 10 S as a full-fledged operating system, and replacing it with a Windows 10 setting. Windows 10 S, which was launched last year, is a pared-down operating system primarily targeted towards schools, and likely created as competition for Chrome OS. Its main drawbacks are that users can only install applications from the Windows Store, web browsing can only be done on Edge, and Bing is the only integrated search engine. The new “S” mode will be available on the remaining versions of Windows: Home, Pro, Enterprise.

The Verge, “Microsoft admits Windows 10 S was confusing, new ’S Mode’ upgrades will be free.”