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Windows 8 swells to 2.7% of OS market

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    No, it is relatively very poor - and it is slowing.

    Even Vista did better at this stage.


    Looking at the chart, it's mainly XP and 7 that will provide significant numbers to 8.
    Of course. When your machine dies - you have to get one with win8 - it will become very hard to find anything else.

    Likewise, if you never had a machine and need one now - you have to get one with win8 - it is not easy to find anything else and it will become harder.

    I think most of the ( relatively small ) sales of win8 have been for those reasons - and not because buyers actively want it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
    That's right, this is terrible especially when you consider that Windows 8 was supposed to be the OS of a gazillion small devices, connected to the internet. The only uptick here are those poor souls ramrodded into using Windows 8 on laptops who cannot do anything about it because their OEM (looking at u, HP) has locked them into it using the unholy trinity of UEFI, Trusted Boot and OA3.0, and that undisclosed number of Surface buyers.
    And me, using my Win 8 Pro with WMC during weekends on my desktop PC to see what's up. Today they updated the Pinball FX app. Wheeewiii!

    Now, I'm sure that the likes of BillWindows and CokeRobot will soon come a-runnin' to put some chic sweet lipstick on this pig, but it'll still be a pig.

    So what, I was positive. So you guys really expected the same success as with 7 hmm? Not me!

    I already agree with most of the posts here but to see that the percent grew the last month it's still good, If it was a hated OS you won't see any growth like this. We'll have to wait a bit more to see 8 exceed Vista (to begin with).

    I'm not comparing the success of 8 to 7 (pity because it exceeds 7) people don't see the big benefit (honestly, what's that anyway?).
    Big growth... every time... The tamales don't remain hot forever.

    EDIT: I didn't looked at the mobile part only as W8 as a desktop. The thing that the mobile versions grow less than expected can be true.

    We'll have to wait and see what this becomes anyway.

    Cheers
    Hopachi

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    This thing can't flop hard enough. I really don't want a stupid hybrid OS preinstalled on my next PC.
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    [QUOTE=Coke Robot;201210]
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    If I can add, if you bought a PC back in 2009 or 2010, chances are that it's still running 7 just fine unlike vista. If you bought a vista PC, ESPECIALLY a laptop, by the third month it was like dragging a dead dog. Most people aren't actively looking to upgrade to 8 over 7 just yet.
    we have a almost 3 1/2 year old Toshiba laptop running Vista ,and it has yet to be formated and reloaded ,and it was use heavily for downloading and editing & burning dvd's and the like for most of that time ,used daily for hrs at a time ,for silly board game playing and surfing the net ,gaught a few trojans in it time too, always successfully removed !never did it get to the point where it was too slow to use and make me consider a format and install of 7or8 , maybe we are just lucky
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    My wife also uses a 3+ year old Vista laptop daily and I've never had to do anything to it, other than keep up the updates. I wouldn't think of installing Windows 7 or 8 on that laptop, it'd be a complete waste of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    , it'd be a complete waste of money.
    i agree ,i have a technet/msdn acct an still will not install win7 or 8 on it ,it just works to good the way it is .
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    Here's more on the Windows 8 market -- excuse me if anyone else has posted this link already.

    Four months in: Windows 8 adoption is almost at a standstill | ExtremeTech
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  7. #37


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    I love how MS gives customers more options like touch while keeping the old desktop and people whine.
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  8. #38


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    If Microsoft doesn't acknowledge that it stuffed up with the MPI and bring back what people want, Windows 8 will make Vista look like a brilliant success story.
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    [QUOTE=caperjack;201503]
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    If I can add, if you bought a PC back in 2009 or 2010, chances are that it's still running 7 just fine unlike vista. If you bought a vista PC, ESPECIALLY a laptop, by the third month it was like dragging a dead dog. Most people aren't actively looking to upgrade to 8 over 7 just yet.
    we have a almost 3 1/2 year old Toshiba laptop running Vista ,and it has yet to be formated and reloaded ,and it was use heavily for downloading and editing & burning dvd's and the like for most of that time ,used daily for hrs at a time ,for silly board game playing and surfing the net ,gaught a few trojans in it time too, always successfully removed !never did it get to the point where it was too slow to use and make me consider a format and install of 7or8 , maybe we are just lucky
    Maybe. I've come across several vista PCs that are used in that same fashion almost, it's at the point of a creepy crawl. Or maybe I just nitpick performance to where if I'm waiting for something, it's slow, or if I get Not Responding prompts and shiny circles that spin.... Ugh....

    What an awful system that was!
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    What I've yet to get is why people are so antsy about Windows 8. Don't want apps? Uninstall all of them. Work in the Desktop? You can make the Start Screen reflect that, so it's just a giant start menu the size of the Desktop. That's essentially it. That's essentially the point that all the overly vocal critics ALWAYS WITHOUT FAIL seem to over shoot the runway with. EVERY SINGLE TIME

    "I don't like the apps and they can't window!" Then don't use them.
    "The Start Screen gets in my way!" And the start menu doesn't?
    "The Start Screen is only meant for tablets and desktops should have a menu!" That's what basically Windows 7 was doing, the SAME UI on tablets, netbooks, laptops, and desktops.
    "It's confusing!" Then learn it and don't be confused anymore.
    "I want a start menu!" Then install one.

    I've seen toddlers get over tantrums faster than this....
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