Re: Windows 10 S

George McCoy <slr1bpz@...>

According to Paul Thurrott at and Mary Joe Foley at, if you buy a windows 10 s ;device before January 1 2018, you can upgrade it to windows 10 pro free of charge. After that date, you can still upgrade to pro but it will cost you $50 u.s.
Windows 10 s will not run native win32 apps. The only apps it runs are the ones in the Microsoft app store. This means that things like Chrome and I- tunes will not run. Also, MS Edge is the default browser and that setting cannot be changed. Bing is the default search engine and that setting cannot be changed either.

For more information on this topic check out last week's Windows Weekly podcast at


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:08 AM
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 S

I gather Microsoft are trying to do a google and making an operating system
that sits mainly online like the Chrome books do, but using their office
At the moment my only reason for mentioning it here is that as far as I
know, the only screenreader that can work on such a device will be Narrator,
and as a heads up if anyone sees these machines about and assumes that if
its windows it must work with nvda.
I have no idea when they will be available and thus far I've only herd
about them from two sources.
So watch out.
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