However it does mean that Microsoft may take this acceptance as a sign that people like the way it's heading (which could be towards a Metro-only system on which you have no chance of a Start button or Desktop) which I don't think is correct for all users.
Windows 8 is polarising. For some people, depending on what they use their computer for, a Metro-only world would be a step forward. For others, specialising on a full-screen-only vision (when previous versions of Windows have been useful for nearly everyone), is several steps backwards.
BTW, I'm taking it that it must be "That's what you say when you like the result" is what you say in rebuttal to "numbers don't lie" when you don't like the results.
Ed Bott and his crew are very professional. I highly doubt they made major mistakes with their findings. The simply placed all the eggs in their respective baskets and tallied the results. They weren't going by comments left by the participants. They counted the stars. All 3,000 of them. It's all laid out in the charts for all to see.They can very easily be badly gathered, and misinterpreted.
But it adds to overall findings on it's own.It means little on it's own.
The law of averages states it doesn't matter. The numbers would remain the same if all or some responded. 3,000 respondents is a healthy number to correctly extract data from.Respondents are self selecting - not everyone who has bought it replies.
Please post your references.Net Applications has a different result - 8 still behind the take up rate of Vista, in spite of the staggering advertising spend and very low intro pricing of 8.
A better picture, especially with some historical context: Operating system market share.
And to repeat from the other posts:
What is amazing is the number of XP users, though much of that may represent the corporate sector, which is somewhat locked into XP and can't change easily. However, for those corporate entities that have plans to move from XP (very likely plans that have been on the cards for a year or two), will most likely move to Windows 7. I know that Australian government entities are moving to Windows 7 and will be on that platform for many years to come. If that is reflected worldwide, then Windows 7 numbers will be increasing.
I saw something funny the other day. One irate 8 user was expressing his/her true feelings.
That made me laugh.I don't care if you use Windows 7 for the next 100 years!
Yes, some of the 8 likers are peculiar.
The way I commute to work or how the elevators in my building work are irrelevant. I still need to get there but only in a different way and THAT is my exact point!!! We will get there!!! As you can clearly see from all the posts in this forum and we all help each other.
What is it with me and 90% of us??? Please, specify!!
Not sure if you actually read a whole lot about the development around windows8 but a whole new market is starting up as it almost always is when Microsoft comes out with something people initially hate. (xbox, WP8, zune, vista, keyboard's, mousses, camera's, GREAT software, and all the free stuff that is available out there). I can go on for a little longer but my point is: WE all learn, also your 10%. If something new comes your way then just see the good things and find work around's for the bad things.
Just think about al the software developers that YET/AGAIN have a few more years to keep us happy.
I personally respect Microsoft man, I probably am wrong (many people say so) but hey...Look at all the employment (even myself) they create.....Many, many times per decade..
I am not complaining. I only complain about Apple because (and lets be honest), their people only play in their garden (NOBODY adjusts anything there and if you do they get you on your warranty) "Love" jailbraking
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What is this 90% and 10% business?
I suppose 90% is a figure of speech meaning the vast majority.
I agree very few seem to get what 8 is for.
There is a lot of discussion about the usability or otherwise of the phone UI.
Very little about the true purpose and eventual result.