LOL, we slept in the machine room - single shift from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon. And was that AC ever cold.
isbothers to write malware for something with a market share that low."
Most of the real computer-related work that is performed, is done on the desktop (not on phones and/or tablets).
IT Pros (who you disparage) are they very people who have to keep everything running.
Their opinions are more useful than fashionistas & marketers, when it comes to computers/software.
Throwing in phones and tablets makes it worse, as that market is almost entirely made up of Android and Apple stuff.
What is the W8 series market share in those markets?
Operating system market share
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I will definitely get Win10. I already use it as the primary OS on a MacAir 2013 via Bootcamp, because I can. I have this self built i5 desktop dual booting with Win10 and run it in a virtual machine on both my Surface Pro 3 and this Win 8.1 desktop, to learn about it and inform my organisation. I expect that it will be a free, or nearly free, upgrade for Win8 if not Microsoft are completely reading the market wrong. I love my Lumia 920 but it is getting long in the tooth so Windows Mobile 10 will keep me on it, or I might instead go to the rumoured WP 1030 when it comes out
I think you are dreaming. The priority for MS is to move the XP and 7 users, not the 8.1 users.I expect that it will be a free, or nearly free, upgrade for Win8
I get that over protective crap on one outlook.com email address constantly it is infuriating to do simple basic security info updating and a soon to follow 30 hold of the account
Not read the whole thread but I'll vote Yes, that is if the price is right, if not I'll have to stay with this 8.1 Notebook till I get another machine with it installed.
I think we'll have to wait until RTM times to really be able to judge whether 10 will float out boat. They mucked up too much with the recent updates to get a real picture of the final product. But I am sure they will fix that. Another Vista or 8 disaster is not in their interest.