Microsoft recently launched its new Windows version called as Windows 10 S and has limitations to apps published in the Windows Store. With this limitation people have made a belief that Windows 10 S could well be a Successor to Windows RT which was launched in 2012 and developed for ARM Chips.
Both the Windows version S and RT come with Store limitations, a dedicated Office version and Microsoft is using Surface devices as pioneers to show the capabilities of the platform.
But according the Microsoft’s executive Vice President Terry Myerson, Windows 10 S will be succeeding Windows RT since it is different from what the company had done with Windows RT. Terry Myerson in an Interview said:
“There are things that are distinctly different. RT ran on ARM under powered processors. This is going to run on every class of hardware. There are some low-spec devices it will run on, but it will also run on the Surface Laptop, which is a beautiful premium device”.
The Vice President also explained that as against Windows RT users with Windows 10 S have the option to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro if they wish to unlock the full capabilities of the operating system. He further explained:
“If you buy a Windows 10 S device, you can switch to Windows Pro. That’s a big difference versus, you just buy it and you get what you get. So now you have a performance system, you have a way to say ‘Okay, I don’t want these constraints, I want to go out into the open world.’ There are a lot more apps in the Windows Store now than there was. This version of Windows is more popular than Windows 8.”
Myerson also hinted that Microsoft is learning from its past mistakes and failure of Windows RT and would not like to repeat the same mistake since Windows RT was aimed at consumers and the latest Windows 10 S is targeted towards the education sector.