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: Comment by TBPrince
by Lennie on Sat 29th Aug 2015 17:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by TBPrince"
Lennie
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- Microsoft designs a new (in my opinion beautiful but that's just my opinion) interface for touch-enabled devices and releases Windows 8 with touch in mind. because, hey, all bloggers state that iPad is going to kill PCs and desktop is not useful anymore.


You talk about iPads or Windows desktop or laptop/notebooks, but sales seems to be going somewhere else, even for the business users:

"Chromebooks have overtaken sales of Windows notebooks."

http://www.itworld.com/article/2970868/hardware/chromebooks-are-eat...

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