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[6]: Against the grain
by avgalen on Fri 28th Aug 2015 15:40 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Against the grain"
avgalen
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1. Sandboxing is difficult for developers, but good for users. After decades of security issues introduced by developers (like you and me) it is time that users get apps that don't break when something outside that app changes and if security is compromised the system as a whole is still safe.

2. Store model. This cannot be the reason that developers don't develop for Windows because it seems to attract plenty of developers for IOS and Android. And of course you can side-load (powerusers/developers) or bypass the Windows Store entirely (Enterprise)

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