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]: Against the grain
by avgalen on Sun 30th Aug 2015 19:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Against the grain"
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Really, You think it is harder to get to the configuration options?

Winkey+X (or rightclick on start) gives you a new menu with all the configuration options.

Do you want to go to the control panel? Winkey+X, P
Device Manager? Winkey+X, M
Computer Management? winkey+X, G
There are about a dozen in there!

Want to know what is slowing your machine down? Task Manager has been improved enormously.
Want to see what is making your machine start up slowly? There is a special tab for that in taskmanager.

I couldn't think of anything that is better in 7 than in 8.1 or 10, except for "we have a lot of experience and knowledge about this and not about 8.1/10"

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