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]: Win32 vs Metro
by WorknMan on Fri 28th Aug 2015 18:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Win32 vs Metro"
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Problem is, too many people are choosing looks over functionality. Well, that's not technically a 'problem', until you consider where most of the dev work is going... not only in software, but in hardware too.

Case in point... Samsung decided that a breakable glass back was more important than a removable battery on the S6 and Note 5. Who in their right mind thinks this is a good idea?

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