Windows 10 S officially announced

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    Windows 10 IoT

    Ok, this is why the upgrade is to Pro, from the FAQ
    Windows 10 S is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro and has many of its features, but for security and performance it exclusively runs apps from the Windows Store and uses Microsoft Edge as its default browser. For more details on the differences, see the feature comparison chart.
    And its not a free upgrade, my bad on that one. also from the FAQ,
    You can switch to Windows 10 Pro easily at any time through the Windows Store for an affordable price; payment is collected through the Windows Store.
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    win 10

    Wndows S X Win10 Home x win10 Pro

    Until I can see Win10 S is a third type of win10, so I can rest easy that it will not appear in my PC thru any update. Is it correct?
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider

    jaca said:
    Until I can see Win10 S is a third type of win10, so I can rest easy that it will not appear in my PC thru any update. Is it correct?
    win10 S will not install on your computer by doing updates.
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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    Makio9 said:
    Anyone know if Windows 10 S can be used by professionals? Aka does it come with Local Group Policy Editor?
    Something from a Microsoft blog to confirm what the others have said.
    Windows 10 S is not well-suited for many app developers/hackers, admins & IT pro’s!
    • App developers often need to use tools that have access to low-level features of the local machine, e.g. debuggers, registry access, filesystem access, hardware access, etc.
    • Admins & IT Pro’s need to write and run scripts & tools that deploy apps, configure users’ accounts, modify security settings, configure firewalls & anti-malware systems, etc.

    These needs are not well met by an operating system that has been deliberately constrained to prevent just these types of apps and tasks from running!

    This said, Windows 10 S can be used for building code that runs elsewhere – on the web, on IoT devices, on a remote VM via ssh, etc. Such scenarios don’t require the user access/modify a local machine’s system, settings/registry, filesystem, etc.

    And of specific interest to readers of this blog, Windows 10 S does not run command-line applications, nor the Windows Console, Cmd / PowerShell, or Linux/Bash/WSL instances since command-line apps run outside the safe environment that protects Windows 10 S from malicious / misbehaving software:
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