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99 Percent of Users Still Choose Windows 7, Toshiba Reveal

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    For me the Must Have is the very useable Windows to Go in W8/W8.1 Enterprise. - I work in a lot of different sites and countries and it's nice being able to have a version of Office in MY language available too.

    Windows 8.1 is still missing a load of those extra languages that W7 and even W8 had (they'll be available later I'm sure) but being able to boot up my own version of Office 2010 with Icelandic enabled is fine.

    The Windows to go also is an EXCELLENT recovery / repair / backup tool -- It's a pity that this feature isn't available in Windows 8 pro.

    Install on an external SSD - and it flies even when using a USB2 port -- in fact it works MUCH faster on a company laptop than the built in Windows 7 system on a Spinner - and Windows to go DOES give access to any internal HDD's on the computer you are running Windows top go from.

    (You don't have to install on "Certified devices" --you can install MANUALLY on any external USB stick / disk).

    The rest of the stuff is probably more of interest to IT admins and corporate stuff.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


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    Windows 7 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
    Not sure about this. W7 sure had more than 1% market share in businesses after the first year.
    How do you know that?

    Even if that's true, and i'm not saying it's not... the circumstances were different. Many businesses wanted off XP (many others were afraid to move from XP as well). Those that were on Vista wanted to move to 7 as well. Finally, 7 came along at just the right time, when businesses were going through their normal 3-5 year hardware refresh cycle.

    In those days, a hardware refresh cycle was pretty major. Today, a PC from 5 years ago is still a pretty good PC, so long as it was decent at the time. There is less need to replace a PC from 5 years ago than there was then. And without replacing hardware, most users don't replace the OS.

    There also wasn't the huge tablet and mobile influx back then either. Some estimate that as much as half of users opt for a new mobile device over a new PC.

    There are a lot of factors at play.
    How i know/ I read the news... more than 1% marketshare after 1 year should be easy.
    i realize W7 only had vista and XP as a competition, so it was easy to sell. But if a business swithes OS today , they shoudl not use the old W7 (since it only has 7 years life left, but the new OS. Every switch is expensive, so you don't want to switch ot an old OS.

    and thsi my friend shows how bad W8 is for businesses, when they rather spend money on an outdated OS with 6-7 years life left, than a new one with 10 years left.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
    How i know/ I read the news... more than 1% marketshare after 1 year should be easy.
    i realize W7 only had vista and XP as a competition, so it was easy to sell. But if a business swithes OS today , they shoudl not use the old W7 (since it only has 7 years life left, but the new OS. Every switch is expensive, so you don't want to switch ot an old OS.

    and thsi my friend shows how bad W8 is for businesses, when they rather spend money on an outdated OS with 6-7 years life left, than a new one with 10 years left.
    6-7 years is a good long time. Probably 50% of those computers will be replaced before that time is up.
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