Microsoft: Windows 10 S Is Not a New Windows RT

Microsoft’s most recent Windows version is called Windows 10 S and is limited to apps published in the Windows Store, making many people believe that it’s nothing more than a successor to Windows RT.

Launched in 2012, Windows RT was developed for ARM chips and was also limited to apps in the Windows Store. At first glance, there’s no doubt that Windows 10 S and Windows RT are based on a similar approach, and even Microsoft’s strategy seems to be similar.

Both Windows versions launched with Store limitations, they come with a dedicated Office version, and Microsoft is using Surface devices as pioneers to show the capabilities of the platform.

But if you’re asking Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the Windows and devices group, Windows 10 S is just going to succeed because it’s different from what the company did with Windows RT.

“There are things that are distinctly different. RT ran on ARM underpowered processors. This is going to run on ever… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.