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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Some good apps
by zlynx on Sat 29th Aug 2015 23:25 UTC
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That was a lot to write about basically two apps that you didn't like. Edge and Mail.

I agree with you about Mail. It is not even as good as the Windows 8.1 Mail and I have no idea why it was changed or what they were thinking as they did it.

Edge is not nearly so bad as you seem to have made it out to be. Probably because when I run it, I am running my Surface Pro in Tablet mode, which only has full screen or split apps just like 8.1. So I never need to touch it to bring it full screen. And when I have the keyboard attached I just Alt-Tab.

Other good applications that use the Metro/Modern look are Facebook, Netflix, and Kindle. I really like those apps. They're well done.

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