Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Feb 2018 01:02 UTC
Windows

Windows 10 S, the Microsoft Store-only version of Windows, is going away, but not really.

Currently, Windows 10 S is a unique edition of Windows 10. It's based on Windows 10 Pro; Windows 10 Pro has various facilities that enable system administrators to restrict which software can be run, and Windows 10 S is essentially a preconfigured version of those facilities. In addition to locking out arbitrary downloaded programs, it also prevents the use of certain built-in Windows features such as the command-line, PowerShell, and Windows Subsystem for Linux.

For those who can't abide by the constraints that S imposes, you can upgrade 10 S to the full 10 Pro. This upgrade is a one-shot deal: there's no way of re-enabling the S limitations after upgrading to Pro. It's also a paid upgrade: while Microsoft offered it as a free upgrade for a limited time for its Surface Laptop, the regular price is $49.

Nothing much actually seems to be changing; it just turns Windows 10 S from a version into a mode. Pretty much a distinction without a difference. My biggest issue here is that you can't go from regular Windows 10 back to Windows 10 S if you ever had a reason to do so (e.g. if Windows were ever to be usable with just Metro apps in the future and you want the additional security Windows 10 S provides). Seems like an odd restriction.

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RE[3]: Still 'Lipstick on a Pig'
by Crampo on Thu 8th Feb 2018 09:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Still 'Lipstick on a Pig'"
Crampo
Member since:
2018-01-25

Still your "Proudly Windows-free" sounds like those vegans. No one really asked them, but they can't help but announce to everyone that they don't eat meat for XX months.

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Dr.Cyber Member since:
2017-06-17

Still your "Proudly Windows-free" sounds like those vegans. No one really asked them, but they can't help but announce to everyone that they don't eat meat for XX months.

So talkng about things about which one is passionate is bad? No one asked you if his "Proudly Windows-free" sounds like those vegans yet you had to announce it anyway.

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