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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Comment by thulfram
by thulfram on Fri 28th Aug 2015 01:11 UTC
thulfram
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2013-10-11

And you're not even trying to figure out how to write a Windows 10 application. I keep trying to read the SDK, but there are three of them, jumbled together, and the one tutorial has mistakes in it. Half of the links take you to Windows 8 topics.

Are these people serious? What ever happened to "developers, developers, developers"?

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RE: Comment by thulfram
by Yasu on Fri 28th Aug 2015 22:38 in reply to "Comment by thulfram"
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2014-05-15

I don't think Microsoft has fully realised yet that they are no longer in a position to dictate what people have to use, like in the late 90's.

Back then everyone had to use Windows, so it didn't matter how crappy, slow and confusing it was. People grunted and paid to get it anyway. And after a while they got used to that OS's should be crappy, slow and confusing by default.

Today there are plenty of options like MacOS, Android and a multitude of Linux distros. They havn't destroyed Windows, but they have shown the end user how an operating system *can* look and function. Therefore, they have a bigger standard today, which showed in it's full with the hate MS got for Windows 8.

Micosoft's new CEO told the world that they where going to make an OS "people want to use". So far, it feels more like they still go for the old "eat our crap and like it!"

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RE[2]: Comment by thulfram
by Lennie on Sat 29th Aug 2015 15:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by thulfram"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I don't think Microsoft has fully realised yet that they are no longer in a position to dictate what people have to use, like in the late 90's.


And people are buying Windows less and less even businesses it seems. I'm going to quote the article I linked below:

"Chromebooks have overtaken sales of Windows notebooks."

http://www.itworld.com/article/2970868/hardware/chromebooks-are-eat...

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