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Windows 8 already accounts for 10% of W7 Steam

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    Windows 8 already accounts for 10% of W7 Steam


    Steam Hardware & Software Survey

    If you click on OS, you can see that Windows 8 now accounts for 7% of all steam usage, while Windows 7 accounts for 70%, which means that Windows 8 is already (after only two months) in use by heavy gamers by a growing percentage.

    Windows 7 lost 2% of share. It seem s that a lot of XP and Vista users jumped Windows 7 and went to 8.

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    Webster NY US
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    Win 7 / Win 8


    The reason I went to Widows 8 was because the laptop I wanted and bought was cheaper pre-installed with Windows 8 than with Windows 7. Otherwise, I would have bought it with Windows 7. I suppose I can take credit for helping that Steam statistic a little. A lot of pre-installed Windows 8 systems shipped in the last couple of months since Windows 8 was officially launched only a couple of months ago and major PC/laptop manufacturers offered it pre-installed. So those figures indeed make sense.
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    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Hi Mystere,

    well i do not find 7% a lot, the price for the upgrade in mind.

    Mbratch, you lost me here. If i do not like an OS i certainly will not go for the cheaper option.

    Besides Win8 is a steal until en of january.

    Jeff
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    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Besides Win8 is a steal until en of january.
    No offence but... I think most prefer Windows 7 over 8, Windows 8 is just, not what people really want in an Operating System. But yes, for the price, it is a steal...
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  5. #5


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Mbratch, you lost me here. If i do not like an OS i certainly will not go for the cheaper option.
    In most cases, jeffrys, if someone is buying a new machine, they'll take what the latest default is, especially if it's cheapest. They aren't always in a position to know if they're going to like it more or not. So once Windows 8 launched a couple of months ago, it became a default installation on several well-known manufacturer laptops for sale and then, by default (essentially) got purchased without a comparative evaluation other than it's the latest. An interesting survey, which has not been done, would be answers to the question: Why did you buy Windows 8? There would be several choices, only one of which "I compared it with Windows 7 and I preferred it". But there are many other reasons why it might be purchased, such as "I wanted to try it" or "It's what came on the cheap PC I bought" or "It was cheap so I thought I'd buy it", whatever. In short, many (who knows what percent) of purchases of Windows 8 were not due to a functional, comparative evaluation.
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Steam Hardware & Software Survey

    If you click on OS, you can see that Windows 8 now accounts for 7% of all steam usage, while Windows 7 accounts for 70%, which means that Windows 8 is already (after only two months) in use by heavy gamers by a growing percentage.

    Windows 7 lost 2% of share. It seem s that a lot of XP and Vista users jumped Windows 7 and went to 8.

    Proud to be a part of that 7% . I'm also a part of that minus 2%
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    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Der Snoober View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Steam Hardware & Software Survey

    If you click on OS, you can see that Windows 8 now accounts for 7% of all steam usage, while Windows 7 accounts for 70%, which means that Windows 8 is already (after only two months) in use by heavy gamers by a growing percentage.

    Windows 7 lost 2% of share. It seem s that a lot of XP and Vista users jumped Windows 7 and went to 8.

    Proud to be a part of that 7% . I'm also a part of that minus 2%
    I'm with you haha changed from Windows 7 to Windows 8
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Der Snoober View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Steam Hardware & Software Survey

    If you click on OS, you can see that Windows 8 now accounts for 7% of all steam usage, while Windows 7 accounts for 70%, which means that Windows 8 is already (after only two months) in use by heavy gamers by a growing percentage.

    Windows 7 lost 2% of share. It seem s that a lot of XP and Vista users jumped Windows 7 and went to 8.

    Proud to be a part of that 7% . I'm also a part of that minus 2%
    I'm with you haha changed from Windows 7 to Windows 8

    And I haven't regret it for a single second.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Take that, Gabe Newell!
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    After 3 weeks of 8 all I can say is that 8 is GR8. For me and I realize it may not be for you.

    Best advice I've read here and elsewhere is that we would be better off to buy a new pc with 7 because of more drivers and then update 7 to 8 for $14.99 because for the most part, 8 can use 7 drivers. While 8 lacks some drivers because of 3rd party hardware. You can also revert back to 7 if you can't accept 8.
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