As expected, Microsoft today announced a new version of the operating system called "Windows 10 S" and is aimed specifically at schools and is limited to applications in the Windows Store.
We've heard the new version of Windows like it Windows 10 Cloud when it was still in the process of development.
Windows 10 S can run only applications that are uploaded to the Windows Store and Microsoft reports (on a positive note) that a key security feature, because everything will be completely secure as it will be verified by the company itself.
Windows 10 S is easy to install and manage, as Microsoft's Terry Myerson explained, explaining that teachers or IT staff can use special tools to quickly set up the devices and prepare them for their classes.
Devices running Window 10 S will be available from 189 dollars and will come with a free subscription to Minecraft Education Edition. In addition, Windows 10 S will be available for free to all schools using Windows 10 Pro on their computers.
However, whenever users attempt to launch a Win32 platform software on a Window 10 S device, they will be displayed with a notification saying that only applications from the Windows Store are allowed.
According to Microsoft, there are alternatives for each application in the Store, and there is no available Windows 10 S can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro directly from the Windows Store, apparently by paying a license.
The Windows 10 S operating system will be released this summer, "in time for the new school year," Myerson explained, adding that Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung and Toshiba will be some of the companies that will install the OS on their upcoming devices.
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It remains to be seen how successful this new version of Microsoft's operating system is to hit the Chromebooks.