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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"New" windows look and feel
by euank on Sun 30th Aug 2015 07:29 UTC
euank
Member since:
2006-01-02

What I don't get is when microsoft decided that windows didn't need decorators anymore. Buttons with no border, nothing to suggest that it is clickable, or even exists. menus that are the same color as the app with no separation and just bleed into obscurity. Window borders with no edge to see...

It just confuses me gives me a headache and my eyes wander around furiously looking for something to focus on.

UI's where developed over time to be intuitive and logical. When did it become fashionable to make it really hard and confusing?

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RE: "New" windows look and feel
by Luminair on Sun 30th Aug 2015 15:08 in reply to ""New" windows look and feel"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

It's fashionable to occasionally remove fundamental GUI designs from your GUI design. If you always have borders and recognizable button positions then you're not cutting the edge sufficiently for new york fashion week

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Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

"Tiles" are confusing eyesores. Different colors, different shapes, different sizes... Some of the tile colors were ghastly and obnoxious, while many of the white monochrome icon images barely portrayed what a particular app might do.
And on the Windows 8, the tiles didn't even fit on one screen so it was necessary to scroll across several fields of tiles to access them all. I can understand the need for that behavior on a 2" Android Player screen, but on a 17" laptop? Utter sh*t.

I was hoping to see NO TILES anywhere, ever, in Windows 10. ;)

Edited 2015-08-30 15:29 UTC

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