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

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 10s crippled
by Alfman on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 22:26 UTC
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Thom Holwerda,

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.


Why didn't you cite your previous article warning about how crippled win10s is?

http://www.osnews.com/story/29796/Windows_10_S_default_browser_sear...


People who buy this under the impression that it will run their normal windows apps will be disappointed. Given the loads of restrictions microsoft put on this thing, I wouldn't make the assumption that you can run a secondary operating system on it either without confirmation first. Owners are probably blocked from doing that.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/2/15506378/microsoft-windows-10-s-os...
Microsoft is introducing a new version of Windows 10 today: Windows 10 S. It's essentially Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS, to simplify Windows for low-end hardware and in particular, the education market. “Everything that runs on Windows 10 S is downloaded from the Windows Store,” says Microsoft’s Windows chief Terry Myerson. That doesn't mean that desktop apps won't run on this version of Windows 10, but they'll need to be specially packaged and listed in the Windows Store.


Edited 2018-01-22 22:32 UTC

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RE: Windows 10s crippled
by dionicio on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 16:39 in reply to "Windows 10s crippled"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

"but they'll need to be specially packaged and listed in the Windows Store. "

Specially, buy not hardly: My favorite quick image manger at Windows Land:

http://irfanview.info/

Having to go through the freebies section of the Store is about CHEAP oversight on security (not even evolving compliance as in Apple and to some point in Android). Has to be this way because Microsoft is about Works' Paths (and habits).

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RE: Windows 10s crippled
by dionicio on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 17:37 in reply to "Windows 10s crippled"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

" I wouldn't make the assumption that you can run a secondary operating system on it either without confirmation first."

If well understanding the philosophy here, truth is the opposite: On Windows S you're always running applications from a sand-boxed secondary OS.

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RE: Windows 10s crippled
by dionicio on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 18:14 in reply to "Windows 10s crippled"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

Alf, got your idea, your concept: Ownership.
I own my documents, even if I doubt about any of them digital being private.

Even Stallman is having problems with privacy, for sure. He and his Chinese CPU.

We have a path. But not for everyone. Not for my oldies specially. Neither my impatient Daughter.

Lots of problems at Microsoft land. But as long as providing trustful and useful OPEN product documents, open output, will keep considering them, as SOLUTION providers.

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