Microsoft's mystery OS (Windows 10 Cloud), unveiled as Windows 10 S targets the classroom



Finally, the rumored Microsoft experimental low-cost version of its hugely popular Windows operating system, focused for the classroom, has been unveiled as Windows 10 S - with striking resemblance to the rather disastrous Windows RT.

It is basically a more restricted version of Windows 10, and it’ll run on the same hardware specs as the full version. But like Windows RT, Windows 10 S, restricts users to Windows Store apps alone.

While the Windows Store boasts of less battery consuming apps and inherently more manageable than traditional desktop apps; which eat up the RAM through grimy processes, it's obviously in dearth of useful apps.

Unlike Windows RT, Windows 10 S can run traditional x86-based desktop software, however, the desktop software must have been repackaged as a Universal Windows app.

The Windows Intune Education tool allows for configuration of any system using a wizard, and slamming it on a USB key to install the customized version of Windows 10 S on any PC.

Microsoft is wooing on admins and teachers to hop on Windows 10 S laptops with free software support; including free one-year subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition with Windows 10 S laptops, and free Office 365 for Education.

Additionally, any current Windows 10 Pro PC being used by a school can be flashed to Windows 10 S for free within seconds.
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