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[2]: Several points
by ddc_ on Sat 29th Aug 2015 23:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Several points"
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I could be wrong but a large part of that code/knowledge was probably already created by Nokia in the years before it was called Sailfish.

The culmination of Nokia efforts - N900 - was released on 11 November 2009, soon after Microsoft started to work on Windows 8 and 3 years before it was released to manufecturing. Obviously, Microsoft had enough time to get familiar with all of Nokia's results, particularly provided that Maemo was opensource, and at least some people from Microsoft had direct access to all Nokia's mobile assets well before Windows 10 release date.

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