Microsoft store apps only with win32 applications disabled
This is not a good thing, okay at this level hardware its purely a chromebook alternative BUT as soon as you start seeing windows 10 s on desktop builds (if the price is right to OEM's then eventually it will happen... ) then its everything Steam feared come true and then gaming will be full steam ahead on linux / vulcan.
Am I overreacting or is this a really bad sign of things to come?
Why on earth if it's win32/64 capable would they disable that? Or is this for ARM chips? It's idiotic, like cripping the one useful feature for the one useless one. MS is really trying hard to push their trash app store if this is to be believed and apparently ignoring all logic to achieve that.
I have just seen this on Reddit. Win 10 S comes with their "new" surface pro laptop. 4GB RAM, dual-core i5, 128GB SSD for 1000$. According to all the youtube comments you can upgrade it to Pro version for free. But i wonder for long that will stay true.
You're not seeing that this isn't meant for gamers. Also upgradability.
well that's the one point I don't really get either. How do they want to compete with chromebooks for 200$ ... ? Even with education bonus (which I guess will be a thing), there's no way this will cost just 200$ for students.
I get the point of this version though. They want a streamlined platform that can be managed from the network. This is supposed to be used in schools remember (on school PCs or students' laptops). Schools don't want people to install random crap on their machines and compromise the network. And if people leave school they can continue to use that thing with an upgrade to Pro (btw has there been a notion of upgrade to home?). I mean honestly who uses ChromeOS outside school for "real" work?