Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 17:51 UTC

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.

Lenovo has created a $189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $279. The new Lenovo devices are joined by two from JP, with a Windows Hello laptop priced at $199 and a pen and touch device at $299. All four laptops will be targeted towards education, designed to convince schools not to switch to Chromebooks.

I'm not sure if these wil persuade schools away from Chromebooks, but assuming non-education customers can get them as well, they may be great little machines for running secondary operating systems on.

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Windows 10 Cardboard Shack edition
by cjcox on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 20:05 UTC
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Due to the cost of the OS alone, Microsoft has released a new tier for Windows 10 called the "Cardboard Shack" which costs less than that of "Home".

It's rumored to be similar to Home, but without a browser and the notepad app. However calc is still included as a reminder of your "Cardboard Shack" status.

"With our ongoing support of eliminating classes, we are ensuring lower tier people stay put. If we can't force higher tier people to distribute their wealth, we'll just bring them all down."

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cjcox Member since:

A friend of mine pointed out that in Windows 10S, the "S" might stand for Shanty. Food for thought.

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judgen Member since:

Or "shitty"

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avgalen Member since:

A friend of mine pointed out that in Windows 10S, the "S" might stand for Shanty. Food for thought.

If that is the kind of foood that you feed your brain your brain is not receiving the nutrition that it needs

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dionicio Member since:

"a song sung by sailors in rhythm with their work."

Then why can't stop the interminable publicity? If I'm working? Why they constantly INTERRUPT my rhythm?

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