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Author Topic: Win 8x passes XP in world market share.  (Read 65101 times)
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« Reply #120 on: December 18, 2014, 03:32:43 PM »

You are not the world.

Nor are you but I look to future while you cling to old ways.
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« Reply #121 on: December 18, 2014, 04:46:20 PM »

I like Microsoft Vista myself  Grin (Service pack 2 of course)
It works great on my Ham station, fully supported. Great speed even with my Pentium 4 w/2 Gigs!
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« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2015, 05:47:21 AM »

Microsoft's Windows 8 Suffers Embarrassing Setback:

One month after Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8 finally surpassed Windows XP in market share by usage on the Internet,
 it fell back below the 13-year-old operating system in December.

http://news.investors.com/technology/010215-732922-msft-windows-8-usage-falls-in-december-below-xp.htm?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co
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« Reply #123 on: January 03, 2015, 07:00:47 AM »

Microsoft's Windows 8 Suffers Embarrassing Setback:

One month after Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8 finally surpassed Windows XP in market share by usage on the Internet,
 it fell back below the 13-year-old operating system in December.

http://news.investors.com/technology/010215-732922-msft-windows-8-usage-falls-in-december-below-xp.htm?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co

Beta news also reported this too

"Windows 8.x losing major usage share"

http://betanews.com/2015/01/02/netmarketshare-adjusts-its-figures-still-has-windows-8-x-losing-major-usage-share/

"According to the new figures, Windows 8 went from 6.55 percent in November to 4.03 percent in December, losing 2.52 percentage points. Windows 8.1 went from a high of 12.10 percent to 9.49 percent, a drop of 2.61 percentage points.  Combined, NetMarketShare shows 8.x dropping 5.13 percentage points for a total share of 13.52 percent "

"Windows XP that leaps up, going from 13.57 percent, to 18.26 percent, which puts it way ahead of Windows 8.x again."

The article goes on to say that Windows 8.x had dropped to it's lowest share since March 2014. In addition, Windows 7 dropped a bit from 56.41 percent to 56.26 percent. Still Windows 7 commands over 50%.
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« Reply #124 on: January 03, 2015, 11:59:43 AM »

Microsoft's Windows 8 Suffers Embarrassing Setback:

One month after Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8 finally surpassed Windows XP in market share by usage on the Internet,
 it fell back below the 13-year-old operating system in December.

http://news.investors.com/technology/010215-732922-msft-windows-8-usage-falls-in-december-below-xp.htm?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co

Beta news also reported this too

"Windows 8.x losing major usage share"

http://betanews.com/2015/01/02/netmarketshare-adjusts-its-figures-still-has-windows-8-x-losing-major-usage-share/

"According to the new figures, Windows 8 went from 6.55 percent in November to 4.03 percent in December, losing 2.52 percentage points. Windows 8.1 went from a high of 12.10 percent to 9.49 percent, a drop of 2.61 percentage points.  Combined, NetMarketShare shows 8.x dropping 5.13 percentage points for a total share of 13.52 percent "

"Windows XP that leaps up, going from 13.57 percent, to 18.26 percent, which puts it way ahead of Windows 8.x again."

The article goes on to say that Windows 8.x had dropped to it's lowest share since March 2014. In addition, Windows 7 dropped a bit from 56.41 percent to 56.26 percent. Still Windows 7 commands over 50%.

I would take this as a stistics glitch as Win8x is growing and XP is shrinking fast.
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« Reply #125 on: January 03, 2015, 04:45:46 PM »

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I would take this as a statistics glitch as Win8x is growing and XP is shrinking fast.

Looking around, I wonder if those discounted Chinese stats were brought back in and November's figures were the glitch.
You cannot go on one set of figures but have to look at trends from several sources over several months.
OK XP usage is declining but 8.* is still in the doldrums considering its been out for over 2 years and in "real" shops you cannot find Windows 7 machines on display (Certainly not in the UK)
Lucy (M0LUY, my wife) only got the Win 8.1 machine because we were going away and a Win 7 machine would take over a week to arrive at Currys/PC World. She still hates it after 8 months and is going to put Ubuntu on it (Not sure if it will be dual boot or scrub Win 8 altogether)
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« Reply #126 on: January 03, 2015, 08:48:37 PM »

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Lucy (M0LUY, my wife) only got the Win 8.1 machine because we were going away and a Win 7 machine would take over a week to arrive at Currys/PC World. She still hates it after 8 months and is going to put Ubuntu on it (Not sure if it will be dual boot or scrub Win 8 altogether)

[TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1 Computer
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126
aka - dual_boot.
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