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[3]: Great Review Thom
by avgalen on Fri 28th Aug 2015 11:36 UTC 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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RE[4]: Great Review Thom
by shotsman on Fri 28th Aug 2015 12:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Great Review Thom"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

and there you have it 'Store Account'

No , Nien, non , Niet and 200+ other languages, I say No to this just like I have said no to Google.
Ok, I do have an apple Id but I have never (and never will) buy anything from the apple App Store or iTunes Or any other online store of this type.
If you do it become only too easy to link your purchases together and provide all those pesky 'targetted ads'. I hate all forms of advertising but I'm a grumpy old fart(in IT since 1975) so my POV does not count.

But as I have said before, I see all this as just a stepping stone to get all home users 'connected all the time' with everything running in the Azure Cloud.
sort of a modern day Mainframe + 3270 terminals. your home devices will be very very thin clients. You pay MS by the hour/week/month for everything you do. Wanna run a CMD window? that will be $0.20 per minute. etc etc etc

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RE[5]: Great Review Thom
by avgalen on Fri 28th Aug 2015 12:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Great Review Thom"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Than just use your Store account the way you use your Apple ID. You don't have to use it to buy anything, no credit card is needed. But if you ever setup a computer all you have to do is sign in with that account and you get your settings, apps, documents, etc all like you had it before without hunting down software or restoring from (not made) backups or running (paper) scripts to restore your settings.
And all of that is OPTIONAL. You can configure what you want to sync or choose to use Windows 10 without a store account at all. Nobody is making you pay for anything, you actually get a ridiculous amount of free stuff if you want to

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