According to TechRadar, in May 2017, Microsoft released the lightweight version of Windows 10. The lightweight OS is called ‘Windows 10 S,’ and few details regarding it were revealed at the event. The software is now available for use and comes devoid of any costs to all who make use of Windows 10 Pro. In the following article is a complete list of information regarding the software system:

Release date of the device

Microsoft debuted the “Windows 10 S” on May 2 this year at its, ‘#MicrosoftEDU,’ event.

At the time of the unveiling, the company clarified that the software would not be available for individual sale. Microsoft said that they will be making the software available for use only through IT administrators and educational organizations. They emphasized the fact that 10 S is primarily focused towards the education sector. At that time, according to a report published by TechRadar, it was assumed that the software would not be available for use before at least the end of this year. However, Microsoft decided to be generous and bring its software forward way before the expected date.

Pricing details of the OS

Those educational institutes that already have the Windows 10 Pro running aren’t required to pay a single dime for the 10 S system. It seems that Microsoft is utilizing the same business model as Google’s Chrome OS. Even hardware creators are being provided with the software at a subsidized cost. The word out there indicates that premium range laptops will also be receiving the Windows 10 S update, however; the pricing details regarding this are not yet known.

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The feature details of Windows 10 S

As mentioned previously, 10 S is a lightweight version of the OS and the system was designed while keeping the needs of educational institutions in mind. Unfortunately, the software only extends support for apps that are downloaded exclusively from the Windows’ Store. Apart from that, the users have the option of using apps and features that already come pre-installed in the system.

One of the primary highlights of Windows 10 S is its startup time. It is under 5 seconds – which is amongst the fastest when compared to other OS systems. In fact, Microsoft’s very own 10 Pro itself takes up to around 30 or 40 seconds to start up. The update is available for immediate installation from Microsoft’s official website and leading retail stores. Stay tuned for more news, rumors and updates on technology.

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