Windows 10 isn’t the only version of the OS out there: There’s also Windows 10 S, a stripped-down version aimed at students and small businesses.
Although they are both based on the same foundation, there are several key differences between Windows 10 and Windows 10 S. Here’s what you need to know .
Windows 10 includes several new capabilities, including integration of Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana. It also has a number of new security tools: Windows Defender Antivirus protects against malware and spyware across email, apps, the cloud and the web, while Windows Hello offers a password-free sign in option to unlock your devices with your face or a fingerprint reader.
What is Windows 10 S?
Windows 10 S, announced in 2017, is a “walled garden” version of Windows 10 it offers a faster, more secure experience by only allowing users to install software from the official Windows app store, and by requiring use of the Microsoft Edge browser. Sometimes referred to as “Windows 10 in S mode,” Windows 10 S is installed on lower-cost laptops aimed at schools and students,