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[4]: Several points
by ddc_ on Sat 29th Aug 2015 23:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Several points"
ddc_
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2006-12-05

That doesn't matter. Microsoft has more resources then Nokia and Jolla had on the whole project, and mail-enabled Microsoft-based devices with both onscreen and hardware keyboards appeared well before Nokia's first attempt at sensor screen, so obviously Microsoft had enough time to get things right. That's not lack of experience and expertise that made Windows 10 what it is. Microsoft development practices and decision making did that. Tunnel vision and lack of testing turned good idea into loosy implementation, which looks like a beta version to me.

P.S.: I actually sent feedback on all of those issues during development preview stage for both 8 and 10. I've seen other people whinning about those issues exactly the way I do. Obviously, Microsoft doesn't care.

Edited 2015-08-30 00:13 UTC

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