Windows 10: Windows 10 S officially announced

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  1.    02 May 2017 #20

    badrobot said: View Post
    For sure, people will upgrade to 10 after the big disappontment. Good thing they can upgrade rather than get stuck with something they can't use.
    You mean like a chromebook? The market this is aimed at?

    Unlike Windows RT, this can run Win32 apps (other than office). But, the vendor has to package them into store packages.
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       02 May 2017 #21

    z3r010 said: View Post
    for old parents and kids this is going to cut our fix the pc time as they can't install stuff they shouldn't of.
    True that. So I guess, bad guys will start targeting the Store so that people will come to them to fix their Windows 10S PC. :)
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  3.    03 May 2017 #22

    Frankly, I cannot see this getting any traction in the Student market as gaming is a big part of student life. Would you be able to run Steam?

    It will not be long before people recognise how useless a pc without win32 is.

    Out of interest would a win 10 S pc be locked down to extent you could not install proper windows?
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  4.    03 May 2017 #23

    How the hell are you going to install printer drivers as most are 32bit.

    Chromebook had this problem but you could get around it using google cloud print.

    But how would you install cloud print drivers on this device?
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       03 May 2017 #24

    cereberus said: View Post
    Frankly, I cannot see this getting any traction in the Student market as gaming is a big part of student life. Would you be able to run Steam?

    It will not be long before people recognise how useless a pc without win32 is.

    Out of interest would a win 10 S pc be locked down to extent you could not install proper windows?
    They said It can be upgrade to Windows 10 Pro and the surface laptop that ships with 10s gives you the option to upgrade for free - https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/d/product/90FC23DV6SNZ/3VJJ?WT
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  6.    03 May 2017 #25

    I just read that and it says 1GB=1000,000,000 bytes which of course is strictly correct but Windows has always used 1024x1024x1024 bytes for GB. They have just understated the capacity of their devices by 7% - LOL
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       03 May 2017 #26

    Of course the Unit Abbreviation for the measurement formally known as GB is now of course GiB,

    This is done to confuse everyone so that Joe Public is more aware of the actual capacity of the HDD
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  8.    03 May 2017 #27

    cereberus said: View Post
    Frankly, I cannot see this getting any traction in the Student market as gaming is a big part of student life. Would you be able to run Steam?

    It will not be long before people recognise how useless a pc without win32 is.

    Out of interest would a win 10 S pc be locked down to extent you could not install proper windows?
    I agree, I can't imagine why anyone would look twice at a windows where you cannot run your own traditional desktop software on. Also MS needs to make their store and modern apps much more reliable if they want this to take off. I find their own modern apps and their store to be the part of Windows 10 that gives our familyt most grief on our home machines. For example last week things like Money, News, Weather, Sport all received app updates. On both machines they updated fine on my user account. For the rest of the family user account none of these apps would launch unless they were reset. Took ages to sort. And I've seen this happen on other native apps in the past too. Out of the blue my wife could no longer connect to store the other day without resetting the app. And then same happened to my son. MS needs to get this stuff right or this variant of the OS will frustrate people & never take off.
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  9.    03 May 2017 #28

    After release, I don't give it long before someone works out how to disable the service that denies access to all the functionality that was 'stripped out'*, 'slimmed down' and 'streamlined' out of Windows 10 S.


    *ie left in there but hidden!
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       03 May 2017 #29

    cereberus said: View Post
    ... Frankly, I cannot see this getting any traction in the Student market as gaming is a big part of student life. Would you be able to run Steam? ....
    If this is aimed at Chromebook then Steam support is probably a non issue - As I understand it The way to run steam on a chromebook is to dump the OS completely and run steam through a suitable Linux distro. Now this is a simple enough option if you have the knowledge and desire to "get your hands Dirty", but there are a lot of Students, in non technical areas of study, who just want a "Big Phone". Who knows maybe MS will produce a Steam App for the store and bring steam to All Ten S users
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