Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Aug 2015 23:18 UTC
Windows This hit the news yesterday.

Microsoft released Windows 10 four weeks ago today, and now the company is providing a fresh update on its upgrade figures. 14 million machines had been upgraded to Windows 10 within 24 hours of the operating system release last month, and that figure has now risen to more than 75 million in just four weeks.

As somebody who uses Windows every day, and who upgraded to Windows 10 a few weeks before it was released, let me make a statement about all the positive Windows 10 reviews that not everyone is going to like. There are only two reasons Windows 10 is getting positive reviews. First, because it's free. This one's a given. Second, and more importantly: Windows 10 is getting positive reviews because none of the reviewers have forced themselves to use nothing but Metro applications.

Here's the cold and harsh truth as I see it: despite all the promises, Metro applications are still complete and utter garbage. Let me explain why.

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Control Panel and Explorer
by jigzat on Fri 28th Aug 2015 01:07 UTC
jigzat
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2008-10-30

I use OS X most of the time so I might be biased but I found Metro really interesting, I believe it didn't caught up because two things.

Microsoft should had released a complete Metro-Friendly Control Panel and file browser. Metro configuration panel is useless most of the time and having to fall back to desktop Explorer breaks up UI consistency.

The second problem is that Windows biggest strength and drag is backward compatibility. Windows 10 should have been Windows 8 and it should had began to phase out or deprecate UI elements (like the menu bar or right click menu) to give time to developers to redesign their UI.

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