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Windows 8 market share jumped in December

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    Windows 8 market share jumped in December


    December was a good month for Microsoft's new operating system, with Windows 8's market share leapfrogging Linux to claim the number seven spot.

    Data released by Web metric firm Net Applications shows that over the course of December the Windows 8 market share grew to 1.72 percent, up from 1.09 percent in November.

    The leap in market share puts Windows 8 ahead of Linux, but behind Mac OS X 10.8, OS X 10.7, and OS X 10.6, and far behind Windows 7, Windows XP, and even Windows Vista.

    December wasn't just good for Windows 8, with Windows 7 also seeing a small bump in market share, up from 44.71 percent to 45.11 percent. This was to be expected as December is usually a good month for PC sales thanks to the holiday season.


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    Windows 8 market share jumped in December | ZDNet

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    You know that year of Linux? Ain't happening this year...

    In related news, the Department of Defense bought about 600 million dollars of new Microsoft products, including Windows 8 and Office 2013.
    US Department of Defense to start using Windows 8, buys $617 million worth of Microsoft licenses

    I feel safe already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You know that year of Linux? Ain't happening this year...

    In related news, the Department of Defense bought about 600 million dollars of new Microsoft products, including Windows 8 and Office 2013.
    US Department of Defense to start using Windows 8, buys $617 million worth of Microsoft licenses

    I feel safe already.
    Anybody have a bomb shelter for sale so I can feel safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    In related news, the Department of Defense bought about 600 million dollars of new Microsoft products, including Windows 8 and Office 2013.

    I feel safe already.
    I like your innovative sense of humor Cokey!

    And you're right to feel safe!


    Because it was leaked from a source inside the CIA that Windows 8 is the new secret weapon of the Armed Services.

    Clandestine agents are surreptiously dumping large shipments of W8 to their enemies' armed forces ...

    to totally bork their entire defense system and internet!
    Last edited by Mustang; 03 Jan 2013 at 06:07.
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    You know, you can use a Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone as a hammer. I read that apparently, the DoD chose Microsoft for their mobile offerings. So in theory, US troops could be packing Lumia 920s as standard gear, not for the phone itself, but to inflict some blunt damage on enemies.

    Mess with Windows Phone, you get hit on the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot
    Mess with Windows Phone, you get hit on the head.
    You got a genuine laff outa me with that one Cokey!

    On a serious note I woulnd't be getting too excited about jumping over Linux!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I feel safe already.
    As a customer or employee?

    EDIT: as citizen... Dep. of Defense got it!


    Well from our user point of view is a good choice, Win8 being the most secure Windows ever, and I guess you agree on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You know that year of Linux? Ain't happening this year...
    I've been writing software for 36 years and this "Year of Linux" has been threatening to happen for the last 20! They'll probably be forecasting it for the next 20, too!

    Headline in Decmber 2030: "Windows 35 just released featuring holographic 'live tiles' Linux pushing the outside of the envelope with 1.001% market share, up a full thousandth since 2012 - declares 2031 'The Year of Linux'"

    Yeah yeah ...

    -Max
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    Good call Hopachi. This thread is rageing! Getting better with every post!

    Win7 sky-rocketed to fame after the burn and crash of Vista.

    With W8 doing an exemplar roman candle a la Vista style, if the pattern holds true, and the degree of swing of the pendulum to the positive side equals the swing to the negative side by W8, then Windows 9 should be an all time meteoric success!
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