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: Great Review Thom
by avgalen on Fri 28th Aug 2015 10:24 UTC in reply to "Great Review Thom"
avgalen
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2010-09-23

2) Your description of the Mail app shows their totally borked thinking. I use a three screen setup for my job as a software developer. Can someone who isn't a marketeer please explain how the single panel workflow can work efficiently here? {i'm listening to the 'sounds of silence'}

The explanation is that the mail app is not meant for people like you. For people like you they sell Office that includes Outlook that will fit your workflow much better.
The mail app is meant for people like my parents that check mail twice per day or less and receive about 10 mails of which they only respond to a few.
Of course the mail app scales up quite a bit and is probably at least as capable as Outlook Express used to be while being much more userfriendly. From the other side of the spectrum Outlook scales down quite a bit so you could also so it with just an IMAP-account instead of an Exchange Server
Different users require different programs. Not so long ago Microsoft got slammed for including a browser in the OS. Now they get slammed for not including a professional mail-client?

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RE[2]: Great Review Thom
by shotsman on Fri 28th Aug 2015 10:39 in reply to "RE: Great Review Thom"
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2005-07-22

But... It is a metro App. Aren't we supposed to be using only Metroised Apps because that brings a consistent user experience from phonues upwards?

Thom was talking about Metro Apps. Even my non It friends want the sort of thing that is there even in pretty basic mail clients but is not possible win a single panel app.

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RE[3]: Great Review Thom
by avgalen on Fri 28th Aug 2015 11:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Great Review Thom"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

...Aren't we supposed to be using only Metroised Apps...?

No we aren't (hint: Windows RT is dead). That is one reason why Microsoft keeps making "non-Metroised Apps" as well just like everyone else. They are going to try to distribute those programs as Store Apps so they can eventually be sandboxed and auto-updating and synching with your Store-account but saying that we should only be using Metroised Apps is silly.

Even my non It friends want the sort of thing that is there even in pretty basic mail clients but is not possible win a single panel app.

Like what? (serious question, because the regular people that use me as their IT-guy all think the mail-app is enough)?
Is anything stopping them from installing a better mail-app from the store or just like they would in older versions of Windows?

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