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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Metro/Modern apps
by SonicMetalMan on Fri 28th Aug 2015 14:20 UTC
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I updated to Windows 10 knowing full well I didn't give a rat's ass about Modern apps. In fact it is possible to remove the modern apps and get something very much like Win 7 in return. Unfortunately one Modern app is required for functionality - Settings. You can still access some of the old Control Panel functions through a few desktop apps that still remain embedded, but the old Control Panel itself is long gone. Not really a deal-breaker but I really do not understand why some legacy parts were left behind while others were stripped out.

Change is inevitable but as humans we still fight it every step of the way, clinging to some familiar element so that we don't feel completely out of touch.

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