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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 S Operating System for Schools


May 3, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Blog,Tech and News


Microsoft has launched a new OS named Windows 10 S. This OS has been developed keeping the education system as the base; hence, its top market target will be schools and colleges.

Why Microsoft launched Windows 10 S when it already had Windows 10 Pro?

There was a time when Microsoft Windows was leading the race with several operating systems. But with the introduction of Google Chrome and Apple’s Mac OS, Microsoft has been facing the tough competition, especially from the education sector. In the education sector, students and schools as well want cheap OS so that it is affordable for them. Apart from the cost, they need an OS that’s easier to use with built-in apps that have no compatibility issues as well so that it’s easier for teachers to learn, understand, and manage the apps while taking the learning curve to their students.

Windows 10 S

You can buy Windows OS 10 Pro or 10 S Online at Amazon or Flipkart

So, to offer such an operating system that’s cheap per price, easier to learn, faster in loading, secure, and compatible, Microsoft has launched Windows 10 S OS for students and teachers.

Details of Windows 10S

Windows 10 S operating system has been specially designed and developed to offer several benefits to the students that include but not limited to the following:

  • Faster loading
  • Enhanced security
  • Better battery backup
  • Cheap prices
  • Simpler interface
  • Built-in apps – here the point is that on this OS you can install and use the only those apps that are pre-loaded in the OS or you can download and install apps from the Microsoft Windows store.
  • Supports both Microsoft and Third-party apps – you can install third-party apps from the Microsoft Windows store; you cannot install them through any other way
  • Several built-in features to help teachers and students with assignment submission, chat groups for the classroom, and many more such features are there

Supporting Laptops for Windows 10 S and Cost of the Laptops with Windows 10S

The cost for the educational laptops with Windows 10S will start from $189, which is almost 12000 rs as per today’s INR to USD conversion rates. Some of the top laptop brands that are offering laptops with Windows 10 S are Acer, HP, Samsung, Dell, and a few more brands are out there.

Windows 10 S can be installed on every PC, which can support Microsoft OS.

How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro?

As Windows 10 S has limited features and you cannot install any third-party application that is not even available in the Microsoft Windows store, you may want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. You can do it easily, but for that, you will have to upgrade the license key, and the cost for the upgrade is $49. Once you have upgraded, you will be able to enjoy all the features of a traditional Windows OS, but note that you cannot revert to Windows 10 S.

Competition of Windows 10 S

The strongest competition for Windows 10S OS is Google Chrome because the laptops with Google Chrome are cheaper, lighter, and faster in use.

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