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: Against the grain
by tidux on Fri 28th Aug 2015 03:40 UTC in reply to "Against the grain"
tidux
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2011-08-13

The reason people are angry about Metro still sucking is that the ENTIRE PREMISE of Windows Phone, the new Xbox UI, and Windows >= 8 was that Metro was going to be the One True Unifying Graphical API across all Microsoft products except for games, where DirectX is still king. In the time that Metro has still sucked, we've seen GNOME 3, KDE 4, and KDE 5 all go from horrible to really good, Android and iOS have grown more desktop-like multitasking capabilities and better graphical performance via Vulkan and Metal respectively, and Haiku OS go from a kludgy, shaky Alpha 4 to a really good looking fully package managed Beta release (in a few months). There's just no excuse for Metro sucking this hard with all the time and money Microsoft has been throwing at it.

Edited 2015-08-28 03:41 UTC

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RE[2]: Against the grain
by WereCatf on Fri 28th Aug 2015 03:50 in reply to "RE: Against the grain"
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2006-02-15

I was talking about Windows 10, not Metro. You know, the whole OS.

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RE[3]: Against the grain
by tidux on Fri 28th Aug 2015 05:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Against the grain"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Aside from metro and a few moderate performance tweaks, the only things differentiating Win10 from Win7 are all the horrible privacy-invading data leeches, and most of those got backported to Win7.

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