Windows 10S will become 'S Mode' next year

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Microsoft Previews New Privacy Screen For Windows Insiders

Users will still be able to enjoy the functionalities of the operating system in the same way its dedicated version was built for.

Microsoft is today releasing Windows 10 Build 17618 to the Windows Insiders opted into Skip Ahead, and unlike the previous releases, this new build brings a number of new features along with improvements.

Talk of Windows 10 "S Mode" has been floating about for a few weeks, but this was the first time that it has been acknowledged as a "mode", which will roll out next year.

Microsoft announced its plans on Wednesday at its Windows Developer Day event and in a separate blog post. Microsoft's latest OS collects some data for personalisation and product improvement, as it is a mixture of software and services.

Thankfully, it seems Microsoft has come to its senses. Insiders will see different versions of the new privacy interface, allowing Microsoft to see which options might work best for a wider audience.

Introduced as a Chrome OS competitor, Windows 10 S was offered on low-cost machines by Microsoft and its OEM partners for as little as $189. Windows devices are extremely popular in the education sphere, so the tech magazine wanted to learn the fate of Windows 10 S. If these PCs are just running regular Windows with a modified Windows 10 S Mode, are they really similar to the low-priced devices that Google has been able to offer?

As is often the case, Microsoft Head of Hair, Joe Belfiore made the confirmation on Twitter.

Belfiore, in a tweet on Wednesday, said, "Next year, 10 S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version". "I think it's totally fine/good that it's not mentioned".

It's still unclear as to why this change is happening, though improving the ease of moving between Windows 10 S and regular Windows 10 isn't a bad idea.

While Windows 10 S users can upgrade to any other version of Windows 10 but that would require them to pay some cash and only Win 10 Home upgrade is free.

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