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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Because it really doesn't matter...
by Denagoth on Sat 29th Aug 2015 01:34 UTC
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"Why are we giving them a free pass every time they repackage this crap?"

Because Microsoft's customers are not end users at all. Microsoft's true customers are the managers in each company's IT organizations who purchase, install, and support their software. Neither Microsoft nor those managers give a rat's ass about the end user experience. Windows, Office, Edge are utilities just like electricity and water, and companies are well-conditioned to keep buying whatever crap Microsoft releases.

As far as students and home users go...Most of them will either use whatever they're issued at work or school, even if they're shown something better.

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