The Microsoft’s lightweight operating system which is until now known as Windows 10 S is receiving changes. It is getting a new name and will become Windows 10 S Mode in the future.
We heard this from the Microsoft watchers at Neowin and Thurrott, who say Microsoft is planning to rebrand the software to fit better into its portfolio of products. This new S Mode OS will be available very soon on most versions of Windows. It will limit users to the apps downloaded via Windows Store, making unlock option available for the full version of the software.
If you are running Windows 10 Home in S Mode, you will have the option to upgrade to the full desktop experience a no cost, while those running Windows 10 Pro in S Mode will have to cough out $49 to unlock it, though Microsoft has not confirmed all these itself.
Should you switch to Windows 10 S Mode or not
We don’t know the exact time the new Windows approach will arrive, but it looks like Microsoft is planning to refresh its prices around April, so it is possible that the company will make an announcement concerning the switch at the same time.
Thurrott also reported that 60% users who purchase a computer with Windows 10 S installed refused to upgrade to the full-fat version of the operating system. 60% of those who upgrade do so in the first 24 hours and those who do not unlock Windows 10 in their first 7 days are 83% and likely to stick with Windows 10 S.
We also heard the next big update coming to Windows, Windows 10 Redstone 4, will be labeled the Spring Creator Update. This name would not be the original name, but we are waiting for more details concerning the next iteration of the software soon.