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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Control Panel broken since XP
by MadRat on Mon 31st Aug 2015 02:09 UTC
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Helping users used to be so easy from the command line using a secondary network login without logging out the actual user. Could simply remote in, use switch user in the command line to a local admin, make a few clicks, and voila all done. Same with regedit. Then policy editor and content management kludges screwed it all up. Hardly had to leave the CLI prior to XP. And now we bitch about yet another control panel kludge...

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