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[3]: What a weird article Thom
by dpJudas on Fri 28th Aug 2015 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What a weird article Thom"
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The next version will always claim to be better than the current version. No current version is perfect. Some technologies will die a (sometimes well-deserved) certain death, but Metro is not a bad technology or idea in its core. If developers, including those at Microsoft, are finally going to embrace it remains to be seen but the tech doesn't seem to be the limitation.

I'm not sure I agree that Metro is a good idea in its core. So far it had three years to prove itself with very limited success. Virtually no developers opted for the "great" value proposition that Microsoft can grab 30% of the profits in exchange of you rewriting your entire application.

What I've seen so far in Visual Studio 2015 there's nothing to indicate anything has changed: Microsoft still wants everyone to rewrite their UIs from scratch. Will the "4 bridges" be the solution? I guess the "next version" will tell. ;)

Stop confusing the OS and the included tech with the apps that are running on top of it, that is not what we expect from OSNews

There is no confusion. Microsoft themselves marketed heavily that Universal Apps (that's Metro, you know) was the main new feature of Windows 10. Your apps will run everywhere - on your phone, tablet, desktop, xbox and that headset device. It is how the future of the OS is meant to look and function.

The apps actually being part of this vision are all more or less a train wreck on Windows 10 launch day. Heck, they couldn't even finish their new control panel! If Microsoft themselves can't get their Metro apps working properly, why should any 3rd party developer pay any attention to it?

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