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Windows 8 gaining market share

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    I did a traffic comparison this morning and EF has 1/6th of the traffic SF had at this stage.

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    Windows 7 was the "promised savior" from Vista. Windows 8, on the other hand is another Vista, and if we take into account the UI, it's worse than Vista.

    Another thing to consider is that Windows 8 is much better protected against unauthorized use than Windows 7 was, so a lot of would-be adopters are waiting until a solution is found for that. Windows 7, by comparison was similar enough to Vista for enthusiasts to quickly find a way to "liberate" it of any usage restrictions very fast, so users felt more secure when they knew the OS they are installing today won't go into lockdown 30 days later with no going back. Vista adoption rates were also slow until Microsoft lowered the defenses at the beginning due to a court order.
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    Not all that many people like it is the simple answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not all that many people like it is the simple answer.
    Short and sweet. I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellius View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not all that many people like it is the simple answer.
    Short and sweet. I agree.
    That about sums it up quite succinctly.
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    That's all there is to say. W7 is more popular than W8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    That's all there is to say. W7 is more popular than W8.
    Hi there
    Not wishing to get into this type of discussion but even TODAY XP is still more popular than EITHER W7 or W8.

    You can't judge these statistics on numbers of computers sold -- many people I know still have stuff running from around 2002 etc.

    Cheers
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    That depends ...


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    That's all there is to say. W7 is more popular than W8.
    Hi there
    Not wishing to get into this type of discussion but even TODAY XP is still more popular than EITHER W7 or W8.
    It depends on which site you get the figures from (and how they gather their data).

    Here are the results from 3 sites:

    Operating system market share

    StatOwl (I can't post a direct link to this page, as the W8 forum software mangles it)

    OS Statistics

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    I'm surprised that 7 has past xp. Most people I know still haven't moved off of xp unless they had to buy a new machine and most of them have not had to.
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    I'm not sure if those sets of figures are all US only, all Worldwide or some combination of US and Worldwide.
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