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[2]: Great Review Thom
by avgalen on Sun 30th Aug 2015 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Great Review Thom"
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

Lennie, you have posted a few links to the "Chromebook sales have overtaken Windows". That article has created a lot of fuzz on the internet because it isn't until halfway that they mention that this is only in a very tiny segment of the entire market.

A realistic view of the market shows you that the expected number of Chromebooks to be sold this year is about 7.5 million, of which only 2 million will be sold outside of education.
Now please compare that to the roughly 50 million ipads, 250 million pc's. 1 billion smartphones etc.

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RE[3]: Great Review Thom
by Lennie on Sun 30th Aug 2015 20:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Great Review Thom"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I didn't find that information you mentioned.

I was surprised of the numbers too.

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RE[4]: Great Review Thom
by avgalen on Sun 30th Aug 2015 22:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Great Review Thom"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Here is a similar article from 2014: http://www.omgchrome.com/chromebook-business-sales-rocket-2014/

Note the "..all commercial channel notebook sales (an estimated 1.4 million)"

Now to indicate how useless these numbers are compared to the "real" market: Guess who was selling the most and what that marketshare would be...Did you make a guess...was it something like this: "In just one year, Samsung’s share of B2B sales in the US has tumbled by 40%. It drops from a commanding 88% in 2013 to a slimmer majority of 48% this year. "

In the 2014 article that I linked there is a nice "Caveat Implorium Noticia"
In the 2015 articles that you, and all other clickbaity headline "journalists" stubmled upon there was hardly any mention of how irrealistic these numbers are. You, me, everyone immediate "was surprised" when we read those numbers...and we were right not to read anything into them

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