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]: What a weird article Thom
by Deviate_X on Fri 28th Aug 2015 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What a weird article Thom"
Deviate_X
Member since:
2005-07-11

"...if it is possible to write "mega-applications" like PhotoShop in a Universal App..."

All the new Office Apps are universal apps.

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avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

None of those Office Apps are mega-apps. They are quite reduced functionally compared to the "normal" Office programs. Just compare the OneNote app (free) to the OneNote program (also free). The OneNote app is the best app that I have personally seen but it doesn't come near to a mega-app like Photoshop.
Like I wrote: I don't know if it is technically possible to write a mega-app, but nobody seems to try anyway

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