A top Microsoft exec confirms that it’s killing the newest version of Windows 10 — but that’s not the whole story

Windows 10 S is on its way out. Get ready for “S Mode.”

  • Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Joe Belfiore confirms that Windows 10 S, the latest version of the operating system, will be discontinued sooner rather than later.
  • Instead, all versions of Windows 10 will get “S Mode,” which enables the same features: Higher performance and better battery life, with the tradeoff that you can only install apps from the built-in Microsoft Store. 
  • The complicated part is that Microsoft itself never actually considered Windows 10 S a separate operating system — the company always thought of it as Windows 10 with “S Mode” enabled.

Source: A top Microsoft exec confirms that it’s killing the newest version of Windows 10 — but that’s not the whole story

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