Windows 10 S will cost you extra to run your programs

Microsoft just released Windows 10 S as “Streamlined for security and superior performance.”. While this sounds great, it doesn’t tell the full story. Windows 10 S will ONLY run applications from the Windows Store…. unless you purchase an upgrade to Windows Pro.

What does this mean…. Your new computer will not run Chrome or FireFox. Your search engine will be Bing and you will use the Edge browser. You cannot install Adobe Reader for PDFs. You cannot install anything not in the Windows Store.

Microsoft does know you want to install these things, however, and thus the allowance as long as you purchase an upgrade to Windows Pro. Rumor is the upgrade is about $50 so it is not huge, but just be forewarned you are probable going to want it and thus your cost will be more.