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#270089 23-Apr-2020 06:55
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Hi, 

 

Wife has a new laptop and we are debating if we should stay on Windows 10s or simply move off to Windows 10 Home (as per the option we have).  Me, personally probably would migrate off it... but thats me... not the mrs who will use this as her main laptop (I have a macbook).  

 

Windows 10 S (where nobody really knows what the S means)

 

- Shall I stay or should I go (remembering if I choose to go.... it wont roll back to S if I change my mind). 

 

Pros and Cons?

 

Con at the moment for her is feeling a bit dictated by MS Edge... she likes Chrome. 

 

Shes not very much into installing many apps.... just the standard things people use. Its a home and study laptop (where home would be photos, social media etc). 

 

 

 

 


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  #2468177 23-Apr-2020 07:29
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You have to use bing and Microsoft Edge. Yea nah.

 

 

 

 

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  #2468222 23-Apr-2020 08:09
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Security
Speed
Simplicity
S.....

 
 
 
 


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  #2468304 23-Apr-2020 08:25
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If all she's doing is web based apps then she should stay on S mode, It's going to be more reliable & safer due to the restrictions.
Is it on the old edge or new edge? The new edge is chromium based so it's pretty much Chrome and can use Chrome extensions.


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  #2468305 23-Apr-2020 08:28
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Edge is great now, it's my main browser and it performs WAY better than the others I've used in recent times.  But I'd move off S to Home for sure.


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  #2468317 23-Apr-2020 08:51
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I use edge as my main browser at work.  Can't fault it.





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  #2468318 23-Apr-2020 08:55
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If new Edge and current needs then best to stay with S. If old Edge then Home. Is there a time limit to move to Home? If not, then use for a few months and if not working then move to Home.


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  #2468393 23-Apr-2020 09:40
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It's the old Edge, the new Edge will be default on S Mode shortly

If you don't have a reason to switch out of S Mode, then don't.
If you switch you can't get currently get back into S Mode without doing a recovery (OEM reinstall built into Win10)

 
 
 
 


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  #2468444 23-Apr-2020 10:18
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If the browser is the only hurdle then its about one centimeter high. Edge (chromium based) is an excellent browser I am using as the default browser on Windows 10, MacOS, iPad and Android phone. If it were available now(coming to) on Linux I would use it there as well.





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  #2468608 23-Apr-2020 13:18
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Thanks all.

When I’m allowed (apparently I tinker with settings and options too much....as one does).
I’ll go have a look at the edge version and tinker about... there’s a heap of windows updates in the cue...

Settled then.... she’s staying on S until further notice!
I think if I get all her homepage and favourites sorted and ensure appropriate permissions for her streaming choices are are set then S should be fine.

Office 365 is as per our family account so all good there....

Now.... off to see what i can get cheap with her student ID!

It’s a Lenovo ideapad and I was surprised there isn’t any documentation or anything pointing us to getting the OEM backup of win10s

It’s been awhile since we’ve purchased a personal laptop.... they have been all work
Issue or the existing MacBook.

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  #2468615 23-Apr-2020 13:30
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I thought you were limited under "S" as to what you could install from the windows store?  Kind of MS's version of a "chome book" closed system?   I would prefer freedom, go to the full version  and don't look back. Why settle for a cut down limited system when you have the option not to?  

 

  





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  #2469024 24-Apr-2020 09:21
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Tbh, the simple things in life such as adobe PDF reader can’t even be installed. I think the mrs wants zoom too but it will only allow the outlook plugin.

Well will see how long she lasts wanting to be on S. I’m voting escape and get some good AV protection.

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  #2469031 24-Apr-2020 09:36
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Goosey: Tbh, the simple things in life such as adobe PDF reader can’t even be installed. I think the mrs wants zoom too but it will only allow the outlook plugin.

Well will see how long she lasts wanting to be on S. I’m voting escape and get some good AV protection.

 

Is googe drive/apps at least available and working?


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  #2469038 24-Apr-2020 09:57
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Goosey: Tbh, the simple things in life such as adobe PDF reader can’t even be installed. I think the mrs wants zoom too but it will only allow the outlook plugin.

Well will see how long she lasts wanting to be on S. I’m voting escape and get some good AV protection.

 

Edge is a better PDF reader IMO, works natively and includes annotation tools. 


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  #2469039 24-Apr-2020 09:59
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Goosey: Tbh, the simple things in life such as adobe PDF reader can’t even be installed. I think the mrs wants zoom too but it will only allow the outlook plugin.

Well will see how long she lasts wanting to be on S. I’m voting escape and get some good AV protection.


There is nothing wrong with Microsoft's built in AV.




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