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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RE[5]: Great Review Thom
by avgalen on Fri 28th Aug 2015 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Great Review Thom"
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Than just use your Store account the way you use your Apple ID. You don't have to use it to buy anything, no credit card is needed. But if you ever setup a computer all you have to do is sign in with that account and you get your settings, apps, documents, etc all like you had it before without hunting down software or restoring from (not made) backups or running (paper) scripts to restore your settings.
And all of that is OPTIONAL. You can configure what you want to sync or choose to use Windows 10 without a store account at all. Nobody is making you pay for anything, you actually get a ridiculous amount of free stuff if you want to

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