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]: What a weird article Thom
by avgalen on Sat 29th Aug 2015 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What a weird article Thom"
avgalen
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2010-09-23

I think everyone agrees that Windows 10 was a rush job. I don't think July 29 should have been the targetdate. There are clearly lots of polishpoints left, however everything important seems to be in place so they decided to "release early, release often".

I do think they are going to add more and more polish and I was surprised by the sudden jumps in quality in the last month. Clearly everyone was working overtime and they had been holding out on some builds that they had internally. However I don't think Microsoft is very good at polishing UI elements so I wouldn't hold my breath for getting things supersleek. The current iconset already pleasantly surprised me, but I had set the bar quite low.

And I do believe "Windev" gets some tech earlier, but not much anymore. With public previews and many early releases and continuous delivery there is simply no reason for Microsoft to keep things private anymore

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