In a briefing on Tuesday, Microsoft launched a new Windows10 version, called "Windows 10 S & rdquo; Microsoft also introduced a new laptop. According to foreign media analysis, Windows 10 S is Google ChromeOS operating system is a complete cloning and imitation, Microsoft aims to follow the opponent to snatch the school market.
According to a number of US technology media reports, Microsoft this new operating system, a few days ago the media has been disclosed. But the final results released on Tuesday, for Google ChromeOS system "cottage degree" is still surprising. To some extent, it also means that Microsoft in the field of PC system Jianglang only do.
ChromeOS is Google's launch of the operating system for personal computers, all the application software and personal data stored on the network, the system login speed, greatly enhance the use of experience, users no longer have to worry about losing data. According to institutional data show that in the US school market, the use of ChromeOS notebook computer has accounted for 60% of the market share, Apple notebook is more than three times.
And ChromeOS, Windows 10 S system will be built a Microsoft PC software store, users can only download software from here, the user sacrificed the options, but the security was improved. This also means that Microsoft in the Windows system for the first time to completely learn Apple has been insisting on the closed ecosystem model.
Microsoft will also launch a special Office version of Windows 10 S.
Google ChromeOS free to the computer manufacturers, then, HP, Lenovo, Asus and all other computer manufacturers have launched a market for students and other cheap notebook computers, the price is generally about two hundred dollars, compared to Apple's notebook or tablet, cost-effective Obvious advantages.
According to reports, Microsoft's long-term PC industry partners will launch a large number of low-cost notebook based on Windows 10 S system, starting at $ 189. These computers will be available for sale this summer.
For the school market, Microsoft Windows 10 S and Office will take a free policy.
At Tuesday's conference, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's Windows business unit, said Windows 10 S is a new product developed based on the needs and inspiration of school teachers and students groups.
In ChromeOS, Google Chrome plays a central role, the traditional web browser into a core PC desktop, carrying a large number of web applications. And Microsoft said that in Windows 10 S will support a variety of browsers, but Microsoft's own Edge browser will get some & ldquo; care & rdquo ;.
Microsoft also said that Windows 10 S can be pre-installed in various types and grades of notebook computers, the purchase of the system PC users, only need to pay a one-time fee, you can upgrade to Windows10 Pro operating system.
In name, Microsoft is still the global personal computer operating system monopoly advantage manufacturers, but the Windows 10 S highlights Microsoft's lack of innovation in the field of operating systems, forced to naked copy competitors innovation.
It is worth mentioning that, recently, Microsoft filed regulatory documents show that the company has stopped for mobile phone operating system research and development of investment, which means that the Windows mobile phone platform basically come to the end of life, the rest is when the official announcement of the end of the project.
In the field of smart phones and mobile operating systems, Microsoft suffered a fiasco. As a result of slow action, coupled with the lack of third-party mobile phone software developers to support the application software to become a major weakness of the Windows mobile phone platform. At the same time, Google Android system and Apple iOS, relying on more than 200 million mobile software, monopoly of the mobile operating system market (the share of the sum of 99%).
In addition to the PC system to save the mobile phone system, Microsoft CEO Nadera has launched the first year of Windows10 free upgrade strategy, the results of the expense of software revenue can not find a way to the Windows mobile phone platform.
According to Microsoft plans, within three years Windows10 plans to achieve 1 billion units installed capacity, but with the end of the free upgrade benefits, this goal is even more distant.
But there is no doubt that, along with the school market, the introduction of low-cost Windows 10 S notebook, Microsoft Windows10 installed rate is bound to get some pull.