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[4]: Haters gona hate
by moondevil on Sat 29th Aug 2015 19:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Haters gona hate"
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I never seen a Chromebook being used in any of the European countries I routinely travel to.

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RE[5]: Haters gona hate
by Lennie on Sat 29th Aug 2015 19:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Haters gona hate"
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I knew Chromebooks were doing well in education, but the numbers surprised me too.

Most of the time Chromebooks are also cheaper than Windows laptops, I'm certain that has something to do with it.

Funny thing is, Microsoft is helping people move to Chromebooks with things like Office 365.

Edit: added last 2 paragraphs

Edited 2015-08-29 19:42 UTC

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