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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"New" windows look and feel
by euank on Sun 30th Aug 2015 07:29 UTC
euank
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2006-01-02

What I don't get is when microsoft decided that windows didn't need decorators anymore. Buttons with no border, nothing to suggest that it is clickable, or even exists. menus that are the same color as the app with no separation and just bleed into obscurity. Window borders with no edge to see...

It just confuses me gives me a headache and my eyes wander around furiously looking for something to focus on.

UI's where developed over time to be intuitive and logical. When did it become fashionable to make it really hard and confusing?

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