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]: Comment by judgen
by Deviate_X on Fri 28th Aug 2015 15:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by judgen"
Deviate_X
Member since:
2005-07-11

" ... and also PSST ==>> there's actually no such thing as a metro app any more ;)


Are you just being pedantic about the name? What is the official term now: Modern? RT ? Microsoft Store Windows Applications for Touch Based Interfaces?

A pig by any other name...
"

On metro:

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/windows-phone/3000/ex-microsoft-desi...

http://www.dailytech.com/Windows+8+Designer+Metro+is+the+Antithesis...

Win32?:

Thom also indirectly implies that what he calls "Win32" apps have been depreciated in favour of .Net/Xaml based apps, this is another mistake with this rather excellent post ;)

Edited 2015-08-28 15:35 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by judgen
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2015 15:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by judgen"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom also indirectly implies that what he calls "Win32" apps have been depreciated in favour of .Net/Xaml based apps, this is another mistake with this rather excellent post ;)


Win32 is dead going forward. Anyone who believes otherwise hasn't been paying attention.

It's deprecated.

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RE[5]: Comment by judgen
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 28th Aug 2015 16:49 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by judgen"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Someone should tell win32 that. And the MS office team.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-microsoft-is-taking-on-the-cross-p...

The rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated every 4-5 years.

Edit:

Win32 API: it's always dead with the next version

Edited 2015-08-28 16:52 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by judgen
by avgalen on Sat 29th Aug 2015 20:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by judgen"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

This is nonsense Thom. Win32 is not going anywhere and you know it. And if you don't, you should have a look here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/hh920508.aspx

If Win32 is deprecated and soon to be dead, please explain DirectX12.
Please explain which technology is used to write Office, SQL Server, Windows itself...you know, all those programs that actually earn billions for Microsoft every 3 months.
Or explain this sentence: Windows Runtime apps and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps can use a subset of the Win32 and COM APIs. This subset of APIs was chosen to support key scenarios for Windows Runtime apps that were not already covered by the Windows Runtime, HTML/CSS, or other supported languages or standards.

Win32 is what 95% of Microsofts own software and their entire ecosystem is built on. Saying that that is deprecated and dead going forward is WAY beneath your level.

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