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]: Spot on...
by shotsman on Fri 28th Aug 2015 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Spot on..."
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P.S: If you take some hours to get used to the new interface and to discover all the possible tweeks that you can make, there is only a very little chance that you want to go back to 7

If is not just the UI that we don't like. We don't like the spying and the forced update policy. This is just wrong, so wrong.

When the lawyers have finished with MS they may change their mind but somehow I doubt it.
All it needs is enough users to have their system borked by a forced update for the class action suits to start flying in the direction of Redmond. No amount of wriggling will get them out of this.
Then there is the EU. I would think that there are some laws over here that will put a stop to this including the Computer Misuse Act (UK). EULA's don't have any legal standing here because they are only agreed to post sale.

At the moment, there are more than enough reasons to avoid this until these things get settled.

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