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Windows 8 gaining market share

  1. #31


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    Windows 8 Enterprise


    I am truly skeptical about these stats. Licenses sold is simply not "copies in use". Easy as that.

    "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics."
    Benjamin Disraeli
    "Then there was the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches."
    W. I. E. Gates
    W3C seem to come closer to the truth, but still, this is based on what their web counters see, so take it with a grain of salt. We will never know the true numbers.

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8 RTM


    Last time I checked, Windows 8 was not released...
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  3. #33


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    That doesn't ...


    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Last time I checked, Windows 8 was not released...
    That doesn't stop people from using W8 (DP, CP, RP and Ent) to surf the Internet.

    W7 wasn't released until Oct 22, 2009.

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    According to NetMarketShare:
    • Windows 7 had a 1% market share at the 1st of September 2009.
    • Windows 8 has a 0.25% market share (currently)


    It's now the 4th most widely used Windows OS (according to NetMarketShare).
    Market share for mobile, browsers, operating systems and search engines | NetMarketShare
    Operating system market share
    Therefore:

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    The W8 (Betas) only have a fraction of the popularity that the W7 (Betas) enjoyed (according to NetMarketShare).
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