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 Sat 29th Aug 2015 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Against the grain"
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There are clearly two teams inside Microsoft that makes these apps. One is the "old Windows" team and one is the "Windows Phone" team. The Windows Phone team is actually building quite nice apps that are very usable because they have a couple of years experience with these technologies and understand the user feedback.

The "old Windows" team just started building apps without learning from the Windows Phone team, making lots of mistakes and "rediscovering the wheel".
Now that there is "One Windows" the quality of apps should improve simply because of better "lessons learned" and experience. And mostly because a lot more people will be using them and will be commenting how awful they are. Things will get better, the question is "how soon and how much better"
Until then, just use your current desktop programs. They still work just fine

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