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]: Thom is wrong again.
by John_Smith on Fri 28th Aug 2015 14:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Thom is wrong again."
John_Smith
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Just because people don't understand (or care) how much they're paying doesn't make something "free" by any definition of the word.


Hum... You have probably overseen that only the last sentence in my post was about people not understanding what they're paying for. These people actually represent only marginally those who use Windows 10.

The ~75'000'000 other users are those who really received it for free. Future updates won't be, but actually it is.

To be even more clear. What I contested in my first answer was the impression you gave that only a minority of actual Windows users would benefit of this upgrade. Sorry if I misunderstood you there.

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