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    At the end of September 2009, with essentially the same time remaining before its launch, Windows 7 accounted for 1.64% of all Windows PCs, or 164 out of 10,000: That's five times that of Windows 8 at its T-minus-one-month milestone.
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    Thanks, Grant.

    Well, out of the gate -> We had loser Vista before 7 with a little better economic time, so I'm sure a lot of users were looking for better. Now we have super 7 in worse economic times, so I think perhaps people aren't willing to change just yet.

    8 will be slow out of the gate as I've stated in other threads. Most units will be on hybrids, lappys, and the like preinstalled. They way I read it is that a lot of enterprise still runs Xp. They will most likely upgrade to 7, which will be around a while.

    I also have a hunch OEMs will start selling PCs with touch screens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thanks, Grant.

    Well, out of the gate -> We had loser Vista before 7 with a little better economic time, so I'm sure a lot of users were looking for better. Now we have super 7 in worse economic times, so I think perhaps people aren't willing to change just yet.

    8 will be slow out of the gate as I've stated in other threads. Most units will be on hybrids, lappys, and the like preinstalled. They way I read it is that a lot of enterprise still runs Xp. They will most likely upgrade to 7, which will be around a while.

    I also have a hunch OEMs will start selling PCs with touch screens.
    Thanks Tony,
    OEMs will most defiantly sell PCs with touch screens. Why this would make sense, really because MS is forcing the tablet industry to take over the PC industry. PCs will continue to sell as long as MS doesn't begin to keep there OS to themselves, such as Apple's industry choice. Apple does rather well for a self-providing company, with bits of Intel.

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    Another article to add to the list.

    I posted this in the "Will you upgrade? That is the question..." thread last week:

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    There have been several articles pointing out that less people are using W8 compared to W7 at the same stage of its release cycle.

    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
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    Usually, adoption rates of a new Windows release takes at least six months before things pick up. It will take adverting, promoting, educating, and finally using Windows 8.
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    Unless it's windows 7. Let the excuses fly for this mobile os.
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    Poor pre-launch showing plagues Windows 8...


    Poor pre-launch showing plagues Windows 8 - Computerworld

    Now five times less likely to be on a PC than early-adoption benchmark set by Windows 7

    With just weeks before the public launch of Windows 8, users are five times less likely to be running the new OS than they were Windows 7 at the same point in its countdown, an analytics firm said today.
    The newest numbers from California-based Net Applications portray a tepid reception so far for Windows 8.
    Unlike post-launch numbers, the early returns from Net Applications are not contaminated with those new PCs that come with an operating system pre-loaded. Rather, users chose to install the previews and finished code of Windows 8 and its precursor, providing a picture of customer interest in the OS itself, not in the desire or need to acquire new hardware.

    Just 0.33% of all computers running Windows during September relied on Windows 8, Net Applications' statistics showed Monday. That number represents 33 out of every 10,000 Windows machines.

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    Windows 8 will eventually catch up, as it is clear now MS cannot just throw out a new user UI with a market, (unless of course, metro becomes optional.)

    This is like iOS and Android. They cannot ditch there market share for a new "application store" like metro's Windows Marketplace. I see the convince of using a market.
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    Hi there
    Most "Traditional Laptop" users won't have anything to do with an "App Store".

    Ms has made IMO a Monumental Bo - Bo in failing to recognize that a lot of traditional Desktop users still want a Desktop OS -- we don't need 4793 or even more tiles with a horizontal 3 KM left scroll to launch an application or even find it.

    You can do a certain amount of optimisation or re-arranging of the tiles -- but nobody has come up with a decent way of launching applications that have a load of sub menus and sub sub menus. All these are displayed as individual tiles -- and before long you could have maybe 4,000 tiles -- extreme case I know but not impossible -- and just imagine the hideous amount of scrolling you have to do to launch an application.

    Bad Call Ms -- You have to decide whether Windows will remain a desktop OS or a Mobile application -- and until this is sorted out any version of Windows later than W7 will have significant problems in gaining public acceptance.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Most "Traditional Laptop" users won't have anything to do with an "App Store".

    Ms has made IMO a Monumental Bo - Bo in failing to recognize that a lot of traditional Desktop users still want a Desktop OS -- we don't need 4793 or even more tiles with a horizontal 3 KM left scroll to launch an application or even find it.

    You can do a certain amount of optimisation or re-arranging of the tiles -- but nobody has come up with a decent way of launching ap[plications that have a lod of sub menus and sub sub menus. All these are displayed as individual tiles -- and before long you could have maybe 4,000 tiles -- extreme case I know but not impossible -- and just imagine the hideous amount of scrolling you have to do to launch an application.

    Bad Call Ms -- You have to decide wh
    ether Windows will remain a desktop OS or a Mobile application -- and until this is sorted out any version of Windows later than W7 will have significant problems in gaining public acceptance.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Who would have 4,000 tiles? It's like having a Desktop that is only used to have dozens of small icons that you use from time to time...sounds like hording or terrible UI hygiene....
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