Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Windows 10 S is Microsoft's Chrome OS Competitor

Meet Windows 10 S a streamlined simplified Windows Store-only OS for schoolsMore Meet Windows 10 S a streamlined simplified Windows Store-only OS for schoolsMore
Javier Burns | 15 May, 2017, 18:15

However, you can not change your default web browser as Microsoft Edge will remain the default choice.

The latest 13.5-inch addition to the company's Surface lineup is created to work with the company's new Windows 10 S operating system that was also unveiled alongside the device. The base model includes 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and runs on an Intel Core i5 processor.

While the Surface Laptop will probably be the most popular product from the Microsoft EDU event, the company also made some other key announcements during the course of the event.

One big advantage that Windows 10 S has over Chrome OS is that it's going to have full Office support, this means that users will be able to take advantage of apps like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Excel.

Microsoft Corp. introduced its first true laptop, a $999 device running a souped-up version of Windows software that's aimed at college students and represents the company's latest bid to become a player in hardware to rival Apple Inc.

Microsoft will also sell Windows 10 education PCs running the Windows 10 S OS on board.

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"It does all of this without compromising on the things we know are important to higher education students: battery life, display quality, storage and portability".

"Everything that runs on Windows 10 S is downloaded from the Windows Store", says Microsoft's Windows chief Terry Myerson. Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of Microsoft's operating system geared for students and educators.

The Surface Laptop will ship in four colours: platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue, and graphite gold. All devices shipping with Windows 10 S will have an optional upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for $49. The Surface Laptop will come out on June 15.

Users will only be able to install and run apps from the Windows Store when using Windows 10 S, and attempting to run third-party applications will result in the user being prompted to update their OS to Windows 10 Pro.

The company headquartered in Redmond, Washington state, in northwestern USA, claimed at an event in New York City that the new PC is thinner, lighter and faster, with better battery life, display quality, storage and portability, and is available for pre-order starting Tuesday.

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