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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Fri 28th Aug 2015 17:11 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

The only good part of Windows 10 is the "Windows Server" part. The rest of the consumer junk is junk. Pretty soon we'll all be running modded Windows Server editions, just to get away from the crapjunk

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Lennie on Sat 29th Aug 2015 17:24 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Windows Server 2012 R2 had the same UI as Windows 8.1

So does the new windows server have a different UI than the desktop version ?

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 29th Aug 2015 22:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

Server 2016 Preview 3 is exactly as you'd expect. Windows 10 with junk removed. Like Enterprise LTSB, I guess...

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