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[6]: Against the grain
by WereCatf on Sat 29th Aug 2015 18:33 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Against the grain"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Well, it's not just Metro which you need to try and ignore. Because it changes things which are in the way of getting stuff done.

Like in almost every Windows release it's harder (needs more actions) to get to the configuration options in Windows 8 than Windows 7 (which was true for Windows 7 in comparison to Windows XP and which was true for Windows XP in comparison to Windows 2000).


I was talking about my usecase, not some other person; I mean, that's what you asked for. I do not have any need to constantly go and fiddle with configuration options, plus Control Panel is right there, almost the same as it was before. Windows Update got moved out to another app, but that's hardly a big issue for me.

I do not see anything getting in my way any more than it would have under 7 or 8. The only, real practical differences between 7 and 8 were the Start-screen and the charms bar, but Windows 10 removed both of those. Everything else I mentioned still applies to 7.

Edit: Oh, I forgot to mention in my original reply that the improved cmd.exe is quite handy in W10. It's not really earth-shattering or anything, but improving copy-paste is something I am liking when I rarely need to use it.

Edited 2015-08-29 18:37 UTC

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