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Windows 10 S vs Windows 10 Home & Pro. Surface Laptop users can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free

Microsoft today announced Windows 10 S claiming to offer a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for security and performance. Windows 10 S exclusively uses apps in the Windows Store and forces you to use Microsoft Edge as default browser. This is what Microsoft has to say about Windows 10 S.

Your applications are delivered via the Windows Store ensuring Microsoft-verified security and integrity. Microsoft Edge is your default browser since it’s more secure than Chrome or Firefox.1 Windows Defender and all ongoing security features of Windows 10 are included.

Microsoft also revealed today that Surface Laptop users, the first PC with Windows 10 S can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free by end of this year.

Now, in case you want to know how Windows 10 S compares to Windows 10 Home and Pro, check the table provided below.

Configuration & features* Windows 10 S Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Non-Windows Store applications X X
Domain Join on premise X
Azure AD domain join X X
Windows Store Apps X X X
Default browser hardened to Microsoft Edge X  Configurable Configurable
Windows Update for Business X X
Windows Store for Business X X
Mobile Device Management (MDM) X Limited X
Bitlocker X X
Enterprise state roaming with Azure AD X X
Shared PC Configuration X X
Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer search default: Bing and designated regional search providers  X Configurable Configurable
Switch to Windows 10 Pro (through Windows Store) X X

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