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Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

Dave K Silver badge

Majority to use S mode?

Really? This prediction coming from a company that predicted that users would accept the Metro Start screen in Windows 8? The same company that predicted that a locked down and effectively S-Mode-only ARM tablet would be a success (Windows RT powered surface)?

MS haven't exactly done a stellar job lately of predicting what their customers want.

My prediction, a minority of people will use it. Businesses predominantly won't use it as most of them use desktop apps that won't work in S mode (I don't know of any businesses that run everything they need from the Microsoft Store), most home users won't use it because again, they often run apps that aren't available in S mode (games being a big example for many). The only people that will use it is very restricted use scenarios such as some schools, public terminals and your old gran who just uses The Internet to access iPlayer and BBC News...

Note, not necessarily knocking S Mode here, just MS's daft prediction...

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