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Microsoft's latest skip ahead Windows 10 Insider build has two new hidden features that could suggest it's planning a move on mobile in its next major release.
Windows 10 Lean was revealed on Twitter by Windows enthusiast Lucan, who noted the heavily cut-down OS has no wallpaper and is missing apps like Registry Editor and Microsoft Management Console, as well as drivers for CD and DVD drives. Due to this trimming, the x64 install of Windows 10 Lean is about 2GB smaller than Windows 10 Pro.
Microsoft also refers to Windows 10 Lean as Windows 10 CloudE, which has a few quirks, including Edge not showing download prompts, meaning it's impossible to download files, and for some reason Office can't be installed.
Windows 10 S, originally promoted as a new edition of Windows 10, is now known as 'S mode' and will be an option for all editions of Windows 10 next year, rather than just for Windows 10 Pro as it is today.