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Windows XP, 8.1, and 8 All Lose Users in July 2014

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    Windows 8's uptake falls again, now slower than dud Vista

    Computerworld - Windows 8's uptake was stuck in reverse for the second straight quarter as the reputation-challenged operating system fell behind the pace set by Windows Vista six years ago, according to data released Friday.

    Web metrics firm Net Applications' figures for July put the combined user share of Windows 8 and 8.1 at 12.5% of the world's desktop and notebook systems, a small drop of six-hundredths of a percentage point from June. That decline was atop a one-tenth-point fall the month before, the first time the OS had lost user share since its October 2012 debut.

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8.1 Pro & OS X Mavericks

    I have to admit Windows 7 was a solid release. Great operating system with no problems whatsoever. I used it everyday from pretty much anything. Came preinstalled in my Windows laptop.

    Because I get Microsoft operating systems for free, I upgraded my laptop to Windows 8 and graphics didn't work out of the box nor my trackpad. The thing that I hate about Windows so much is finding the right drivers because stupid OEMs don't bother updating their support page for old models. Had to run Windows Update and install Microsoft's Intel drivers and searched Google for my trackpad drivers. Also, I'm forced to get a 3rd party start menu, can't deal with full screen start screen. Then updated to Windows 8.1 and same thing, graphics broke again and had to run Windows Update again. Finally, Windows 8.1 Update 1 failed for no reason at all. Tried it millions of times to update it and I always was greeted with the stupid "We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing Changes" message. What's worse is that Microsoft forces this update and I was stuck in this loop because it always installs the update in the background. After this experience I had it with Windows 8.

    The only option I had left was to back up everything, all my files, and finally slipstream Windows 8.1 Update onto the Windows USB installer. Clean installs are annoying but I just did not want to deal with that bullcrap error again. It worked out successfully in the end but I had to deal with all this trouble to get it working.

    To my surprise even Linux distros handles this better. I never need to look for drivers and updates are done seamlessly. So Linux beats Windows in that aspect. However I have already abandoned Windows and only use my Mac for everything. The only time I ever boot my Windows 8.1 laptop is for gaming. I have nothing against Windows, hoping Windows 9 is better but after that experience, I can't take Windows 8 seriously anymore.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro

    But, did you catch yourself there?
    Falling onto that ever slippery slope to the pit of misinformation?

    1.) You are blaming an OS for what is clearly 3rd party Driver support.

    2.) While some did have issues with Win8.1 Update 1 through the store.
    Not everyone did/does/will.

    As for Linux that is not always true. but I won't go into details.

    Regardless, Windows 8.x is a solid system front to back,, even more so than Win7
    Differences do not make the OS bad over all, some people just can't get past them for whatever reason.
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