[–] skidmark-steve [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Prediction: Microsoft will start slowly opting users into this mode whether they want it or not, just like they did with the installation of Windows 10 itself.

(example) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DChm2CpWr0U

[–] RollinDaGrassTyson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exactly. They are waiting for a safe time to introduce this. Perhaps pushing it in education environments to get initial foothold.

[–] Mechanicalmechanic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I know I am in the minority here, but I would absolutely pay for an open source but not free Linux distro that has the same widespread support as Windows products do. I bought two retail Win7 Home Prem editions when it first came out, and it has served me faithfully for many many years. My next build will be a Linux PC, and I intend to run Win7 in a VM for anything legacy that I need. I actively use Linux now, mostly Mint but also Ubuntu, and my biggest beef with the distros is that I can never get my pretty graphical stuff to work properly when I want to game. It is just annoying.

[–] B3bomber 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I should warn you right now that a VM with Win7 on it is not going to work for all legacy stuff an actual Win7 install will. By that I mean there will be serious issues with no real source or it flat out will not work.

So I learned slip-streaming stuff into my Win7 install methods.

[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The one client I have that runs S is the most trouble free, not that we have many issues outside of user stupidity.

[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/qW39Z :

Windows 10 S to become a 'mode', not a discrete product • The Register

'Now the company has signalled that Windows 10 S will become a "mode" of Windows rather than a product in its own right. ', "We're therefore guessing that Windows 10 S mode might land in October 2018, but will more likely appear in March 2019."

'The decision to make Windows 10 S a "mode" suggests there's some interest in its locked-down mode of operations beyond education. '

'Microsoft has also shown it thinks Windows 10 S has a future in the education market, pointing out market share growth in this blog post. '

'Windows 10 S was introduced as a thinly veiled way for Microsoft to strike back at the rise of the Chromebook. '

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