According to the latest report by the web analytics company, Windows 10 received 42.78 per cent of the desktop market, finally edging out 8-year-old Windows 7, which scored 41.86 per cent. Windows 10 has managed to reach the milestone more than two years after it was launched. Thurrott.com originally reported the news.
Microsoft is also planning to populate the Windows 10 Store with PWAs as the software giant will be using Bing crawler to index selected quality PWAs. Akin to Windows 10 proper, which represented a reconciliation between the worlds of desktop and touch via modes, Windows may include something called an "S" mode. Which means, it will only allow to run Windows apps that were preinstalled, and the ones that were downloaded from the Windows Store.
Further, Office 2019 client apps will only be released with Click-to-Run installation technology, as Microsoft will not offer MSI option for deployment. If that's the case, it could defeat the objective of S-mode, which is to run only UWP apps for the best performance and battery life. If the Windows S rationale has been any indication, it would allow Microsoft to present a more consistent experience and present a competitive advantage versus first-party-store-dominated platforms such as iOS and Android.
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This leaves a ton of questions, though. The first devices running Windows 10 Home Advanced will apparently begin showing up in May, but we don't know what "Advanced" features will set it apart from the other versions.
Forrester principal analyst J.P. Gownder said: "For schools, 10 S is a great solution for simplifying access control and management, and making Windows machines more competitive with Chromebooks". We've reached out to Microsoft with these questions but did not hear back before publication.
Microsoft recently announced that the next major update of Office desktop, which is its Office 2019 suite, will be available in the second half of 2018. Now, Microsoft is reportedly repositioning the Windows 10 S such that it fits better into its array of offerings. The same intentions have been put forth by the Redstone 4 internal roadmap thus suggesting S-Mode for all SKUs of Windows.