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[5]: Against the grain
by shotsman on Fri 28th Aug 2015 10:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Against the grain"
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

The ribbon in Explorer is a positive? Really?
All it does is take up scarce vertical resolution.

I really do beg to differ here.

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RE[6]: Against the grain
by avgalen on Fri 28th Aug 2015 11:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Against the grain"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

I have enough vertical resolution to enable the ribbon by default, but if you want to use those pixels for something else you can just CTRL+F1 to hide/show it whenever you would benefit from it. It is called choice and it is a good thing ;)

I don't use explorer often (Total Commander ftw) but having "Copy path" or "show/hide hidden items" or "System Properties" available with half the keystrokes/mouse-clicks it took in Windows 7 is a good thing

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RE[6]: Against the grain
by galvanash on Sat 29th Aug 2015 04:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Against the grain"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

The ribbon in Explorer is a positive? Really?
All it does is take up scarce vertical resolution.


There is a little up arrow on the right.
Click it.
Problem solved.

ps. It actually uses less vertical real estate than the old explorer did when run this way. The only cost you incur is having to click the file menus first in order to see the ribbons when you need them...

ps.ps. This is pretty much universal across all recent MS desktop apps that use a ribbon bar, but of course the little arrow is never in the same place.

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