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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Best Windows yet
by franksands on Fri 28th Aug 2015 16:05 UTC
franksands
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2009-08-18

I completely agree that Metro/Modern/Universal apps are total crap and should never have been put on the desktop.
That being said, I still find Windows 10 better that 8.1 or 7. The only thing you have to do is never use any of the universal apps.
Would it be better to have a single consistent UI throughout the system? Definitely. Is this enough to make me go back to Win7 and its more confusing UI in some areas (like copying and replacing files).

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