Last month, a report suggested that Windows 10 will receive a new ‘S Mode.’ Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed via Twitter about this plan. It means that the operating system will no longer remain a dedicated version starting in 2019 and will shift to its Windows 10 S Mode.
To quote Belfiore: “Next year 10S will be a ‘mode’ of existing versions, not a distinct version.” Accordingly, any copy of the OS will be locked down by the S Mode, which will make it run apps only from the Microsoft Store. Users will still be able to enjoy the operating system’s functionalities in the same way its dedicated version was built.
Microsoft is as well planning to introduce the S Mode for Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro versions of the OS.
There were also some reports saying that the company allows the users of Win 10 Home to disable the mode cost-free. In addition, Windows 10 Pro users with the mode enabled will need to pay $49 to acquire access to the full version of the 10 Pro. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed this, and users will expect clearer details of these aspects of the S Mode shifting.
Microsoft will be a tricky road ahead in refining its approach towards bringing the change. They need to clarify every single angle to the customers regarding the move, like specifically which devices will have the default enabling of S Mode, and so on. In case it is only for PC users, things will remain confusing as a mixed amount of devices might get shipped with the mode enabled.
We’ll have to wait and see what cards Microsoft has in its sleeves for the coming change. Stay tuned with us to know more about this.