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Windows 10 S comes to an vulgar — though not astonishing — end

Microsoft unequivocally has gotten a act together in some areas. Take a cloud platform, Microsoft Azure. It’s a good cloud. But afterwards there’s Windows. As Computerworld’s Woody Leonhart reported, “we had patches released, yanked, re-released and/or re-re-released on 15 opposite days in January.” Then, there was Windows 10 S.

Windows 10 what, we ask? we don’t censure we for not knowing. Windows 10 S was Microsoft’s try to squeeze marketplace share behind from Google and a Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks. It failed.

Oh, Microsoft isn’t observant that. On a central Windows 10 S website, we can find Microsoft still revelation we how 10 S has some-more security, good performance, yadda-yadda. What we said, behind when it initial showed adult in May 2017, was that Windows 10 S was crippleware.

I was right. 10 S, we pronounced final year, was a “Windows” handling complement that couldn’t run your 32- or 64-bit Windows software. It still can’t. Instead, you’re stranded with unintelligent Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.

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