Microsoft is making some changes to the Windows OS for the good of consumers (they think). The change - Windows Cloud.
A specialized version of Windows that operates similar to Google Chromebooks. For most users this is not a big deal. Users who install third party programs that are not available from the Microsoft Store (i.e. iTunes, Open Office, Adobe Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Quick Books, etc.) then this is critical!!
It boils down to price point. A stripped down version of Windows allows cheaper licenses for laptop manufacturers. That in turn means cheaper low-end laptops running Windows.
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