Windows 10 S is now being made available for Windows Insiders to test. The stripped down operating system is destined for lower powered devices in education. Of course, there are some limitations to installing the test version as well.
At the moment, the Insider build can only be installed on machines already running Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. It also does a completely fresh install with no data migration; meaning that people might want to be a bit more careful with testing this version.
Windows 10 S also only allows apps to be installed from the Windows Store. It’s meant to be a limiting feature for education, preventing students from getting too distracted from their work. Nevermind that there are plenty of games available on the Windows Store.
More importantly, the operating system is locked to Microsoft Edge as the default browser. Which may prove to be a deal breaker for a lot of potential buyers.
Still, the goal of Windows Insiders is to test and provide feedback on the product. Which may alter the direction of Windows 10 S if enough people complain about the same thing.
[Source: Windows Blog]