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 manjabes
by manjabes on Fri 28th Aug 2015 05:50 UTC
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Many people will argue these are just bugs, tiny problems that will go away over time. Windows 10 is new! It will work itself out!

And here's whet I get agitated, because that's utter hogwash. This is the perpetual Windows Phone hypecycle all over again - it's always one more version, it's always the next release that will fix everything, it's always next month's set of updates that finally make Metro not suck. Windows' Metro has been in our hands for three years now, and Microsoft has been working on it for far longer than that. Why are we giving them a free pass every time they repackage this crap?

Yes, Yes, Yes!!
Agree wholeheartedly. How can I send you beer?

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