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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Hypothetical question
by Bobthearch on Sun 30th Aug 2015 19:21 UTC
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

Here's a hypothetical-technical question regarding multiple operating system installs, the sort of thing that used to be discussed regularly in the OSNews forums but that rarely comes up in the news stories nowadays:

Is it possible to install Windows 7 twice on the same computer but different hard drives or different partitions using the same registration code? The activation servers would recognize it as the correct computer for that Windows copy, no?

Then upgrade only one of the Windows 7 installs to Windows 10?

The result would be a dual-boot system with 7 and 10.

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