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.

Thread beginning with comment 616861
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Metro/Modern apps
by avgalen on Fri 28th Aug 2015 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Metro/Modern apps"
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

Actually, it is there in MOST of its glory. Some items actually got removed, like Windows Update which is now only configurable from the Modern System Settings. As far as I can tell this is the first time that something got removed from Control Panel.
(small tip: Winkey+X, p starts the control panel)

Since Windows 8, through 8.1 and several inbetween and after updates until Windows 10 now the System Settings have been expanding. I have no idea why it took Microsoft this long to make a decent "settings editor" but the only thing I have used from Control Panel so far is the "mail (32 bit)" to fix an Exchange configuration problem for Outlook.

Reply Parent Score: 3