Microsoft has detailed how it’s planning to repackage Windows 10 S, following its decision to kill off the streamlined build back in February.
Windows 10 S was built to rival Chrome OS, offering businesses and educational facilities a refined operating system that’s a little safer and more controlled than the traditional consumer build of Windows 10 – but it failed to catch on.
Now Microsoft has revealed that it axed Windows 10 S in favour of an ‘S Mode’ that will live inside Windows 10, letting customers access a host of basic functions, before forcing them to upgrade to take advantage of more advanced tools.
Related: Best Gaming PC
That isn’t too dissimilar to how Windows 7 Starter worked: Users could access a compact version of Windows 7, but had to sell out for Windows 7 Home Premium to a more technical set of functions, like the option to alter default applications.
It’s unclear whether Windows 10 S Mode will suffer from the same pitfalls as Windows 10 S, which, as we outlined in our comparison, is a little too restricted – it’s impossible to alter the default web browser and search engine, for example.
Do you think S Mode is a good idea? Let us know your thoughts over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.