Should Windows 10 S ship with ALL Windows laptops?
Microsoft unveiled a new "flavor" of its popular Windows OS, called Windows 10 S, that's locked to the Windows Store. Should the new OS ship with all new Windows laptops?
Windows 10 S isn't an entirely new OS, rather it's a version of Windows that's designed for use by education organizations and others who want users to be restricted to apps that are approved for and distributed through the Windows Store. Check out the video below for more details on Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop.
The new Surface Laptop ships with Windows 10 S, though you can also "upgrade" the OS to Windows 10 Pro. But one Windows Central forums user, ariez84, recently posed an interesting theory in our Window 10 forums. You should hit the full thread for all the details, but the gist of it is this: Every single Windows laptop that's sold today should ship with Windows 10 S.
We admit, the idea sounds sort of ... counterintuitive at first, but ariez84 raises some interesting points. And the thread already received some thoughtful responses, including "I'm sorry but you're insane," and "Sounds like a great idea. However ..."
What say you, Windows Central reader? Is ariez84 on to something? Or is the idea completely out to sea? Pop over to our forums and share your $0.02.
In the forums: Every single laptop/tablet sold should come with Windows 10 S as default
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