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> Microsoft to stop the carnage?, (Windows 10S isn't for everyone!)
post Mar 7 2018, 12:40 PM
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Microsoft is going to stop force feeding Windows 10S; this is the light weight Linuxy version for cheaper CPU's to compete against Chromebooks!

But the downsides really add up. You can’t install normal Windows programs on 10S, because the only software it can handle are UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps from the Windows store. Goddamnit, 10S is just Windows RT all over again. And unlike Chromebooks, which have a wealth of compatible software thanks to support for standard Android apps, the Windows Store often feels like a barren wasteland. Some of the big-time apps are there, but anyone who has spent time using 10S knows you’ll end up hitting its limits real quick.

So really with 10S, Microsoft took the best thing about Windows—it’s ability to play nice with apps from a wide variety of sources—and removed it for the sake of simplicity. Not so nice-sounding now, is it?


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post Mar 7 2018, 12:57 PM
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In my opinion, it's rare to see "simplicity" and "Microsoft" in the same sentence... laughhard.gif

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