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[2]: Against the grain
by WereCatf on Sat 29th Aug 2015 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Against the grain"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

But the question I have for most people using Windows 10:

why did you upgrade ?


Why? Well, I tried out the the Insider Preview and saw that 10 is faster, leaner and uses a lot less disk-space than e.g. Windows 8. I have only 128GB SSDs both on my desktop and laptop, so the disk-space savings do come in handy. Also, I'm a gamer and it provides DX12, which will be useful once the games start to support it. On another note, 10's new Start - menu is again perfectly useable, so I don't need to be running Start8 or similar anymore.

As the only UWP/Metro - app that I use is Netflix and everything else is regular desktop - apps I just didn't have any reason not to upgrade, but I had several reasons (see above) to do so.

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RE[3]: Against the grain
by Lennie on Sat 29th Aug 2015 17:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Against the grain"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Ahh, you came from Windows 8... there are probably more reasons to upgrade than from Windows 7.

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RE[4]: Against the grain
by WereCatf on Sat 29th Aug 2015 18:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Against the grain"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Ahh, you came from Windows 8... there are probably more reasons to upgrade than from Windows 7.


Everything aside from the Start-menu applies to Windows 7, too.

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