Simply as Microsoft removes one Home windows SKU, it appears to have created one other one to take its place. The short-lived Home windows 10 S model has been changed by a mode that may be utilized to common Home windows, however it seems that there’s already a successor: the most recent Insider preview construct for Redstone 5, due for launch within the second half of this 12 months, has an set up possibility for “Home windows 10 Lean,” as discovered by Lucan.
Home windows 10 Lean seems to dwell as much as its identify: an set up is about 2GB smaller than Home windows 10 Professional, and it’s lacking a bunch of issues, similar to desktop wallpaper, Registry Editor, the MMC administration console, and extra. Lucan studies that Lean doesn’t appear to use the identical restrictions as S Mode, and as such it’s able to operating each Common Home windows Applications from the Retailer and conventional Win32 functions.
What’s unclear is exactly who this Lean model is for. Saving disk house is actually welcome, although on most PC-type units, an additional 2GB is not actually going to make or break something. It might be extra necessary on a cell system, however Lucan is definite that Home windows 10 Lean will not be some precursor to the working system for the legendary Microsoft Andromeda system.
It additionally appears unlikely that “Lean” goes to be the ultimate branding. Whereas “Lean” is the identify used throughout set up, the branding throughout the working system remains to be “Home windows 10 S.” We might count on this to alter as soon as the aim turns into clearer.