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    Windows 8 surpasses iOS in marketshare


    Windows 8 Quickly Gains More Users |

    Well, Windows 8 is gaining some steam here, it's surpassed ios and is the fifth most used platform behind vista by 1.54%. The Blue wave will help mature the new platform later this year, along with new and more touch enabled PCs, more and more users will be on the Windows 8.
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    Yes, I am sure they will.

    Their machines are getting old, breaking, etc.

    They have to replace them with something.

    Only a small percentage can afford a Mac - so it is inevitable.

    The big price cuts help too.
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    So that means Microsoft must have sold more than 400,000,000 Windows 8 licences, because that's the number of current iOS activations as of Sep 2012: Apple by the numbers: 84M iPads, 400M iOS devices, 350M iPods sold | Apple - CNET News.

    And there have been more than 500,000,000 Android activations since Sep 2012: Google: 500 million Android devices activated | Mobile - CNET News

    How did that old saying go? 'There are lies, damn lies and statistics.'
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    So that means Microsoft must have sold more than 400,000,000 Windows 8 licences
    Careful, when Cokie reads those few words he may have a heart attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    So that means Microsoft must have sold more than 400,000,000 Windows 8 licences, because that's the number of current iOS activations as of Sep 2012: Apple by the numbers: 84M iPads, 400M iOS devices, 350M iPods sold | Apple - CNET News.

    And there have been more than 500,000,000 Android activations since Sep 2012: Google: 500 million Android devices activated | Mobile - CNET News

    How did that old saying go? 'There are lies, damn lies and statistics.'
    That's just what the damn lie says.
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    Although I assume that the stat must be regarding ios as the ipad, as that would make relevant sense among the other OS platforms. An iphone isn't in the same category as vista or mac os, but an ipad may be. I'd like to see a further breakdown of the overall OS marketshare as it is to full extrapolate on the results.
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    No wonder, all those poor suckers that had to buy new systems are caught. If the hardware manufacturers would offer alternatives, it would look very differently.

    Would be interesting to see how many licenses were sold an actually used that were not bundled with hardware. I bought one of the $40 goodies, but actually do not use it. It is only a study object.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    No wonder, all those poor suckers that had to buy new systems are caught. If the hardware manufacturers would offer alternatives, it would look very differently.

    Would be interesting to see how many licenses were sold an actually used that were not bundled with hardware. I bought one of the $40 goodies, but actually do not use it. It is only a study object.
    Actually, Lenovo is offering Windows 7 for their enterprise geared PCs.
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    It was my understanding that any manufacturer has to give you Windows 7 when you ask for it. Two of my relatives did that successfully. But many Joe Publics don't know that and don't know what they are in for with Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    It was my understanding that any manufacturer has to give you Windows 7 when you ask for it. Two of my relatives did that successfully. But many Joe Publics don't know that and don't know what they are in for with Windows 8.
    If Joe Public bought a new PC, it's going to be a laptop more likely than not. If so, they have touch gesturing on ALL the touchpads that make interacting with Windows 8 better than a standard mouse.
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