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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       18 Aug 2015 #11

    It takes longer to close up all the security holes than it does to install.

    I pity the common (average) user who gets 10 and doesn't know anything about security.
    Their PC will become a slave to Microsoft. As Mr T used to say, "I pity the fool......"

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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #12

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    It takes longer to close up all the security holes than it does to install.

    I pity the common (average) user who gets 10 and doesn't know anything about security.
    Their PC will become a slave to Microsoft. As Mr T used to say, "I pity the fool......"

    Welcome to the 21st Century, if you're connected to the internet you are capable of being attacked, phones are supposedly much worse, especially Android ones. On top of that you've got terrorism and all kinds of diseases, it's the century of living dangerously.
    Anyway, I trust Microsoft more than I do Apple and Google, even though I'm always connected to the net by all 3.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 260
    Windows 7 (SP1)
       18 Aug 2015 #13

    I think any comparisons are hard to read lets not forget that not only is Windows 10 free (at least as an upgrade), but they have been using a person current OS to advertise it in an aggressive manner.

    I suspect those figures would be very different if it was a new paid for OS.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Aug 2015 #14

    Windows 3.0 sold 800,000 copies in first 2 months, by Jul 1990
    The Bulletin - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 3.0 sold 10-million copies in 2 years, by Apr 1992
    Eugene Register-Guard - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 3.1 sold more than 100 million copies by Aug 1995
    Star-News - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 95 copies hit the 1 million sold mark 1 week after release in Aug 1995
    The Spokesman-Review - Google News Archive Search

    Windows XP sold 32 million copies by May 2002 - after 7 months of sales (first sold Oct 25 2001)
    The Victoria Advocate - Google News Archive Search

    Windows Vista sold 20 million copies first month (Mar 2007)
    Eugene Register-Guard - Google News Archive Search

    Windows Vista sold 100 million copies in the first 100 days (May 2007)
    Toledo Blade - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 7 released October 22, 2009 - "In just six months, over 100 million copies had been sold worldwide, increasing to over 630 million licenses by July 2012, and a market share of 60.75% of "desktop operating systems" as of July 2015" - Wikipedia
    Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 8 released October 26, 2012. "Despite these shortcomings, 60 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold through January 2013, a number which included both upgrades and sales to OEMs for new PCs." - Wikipedia
    Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 8.1 released On October 17, 2013. "Market Share - According to Net Applications, the adoption rate in March 2015 for Windows 8.1 was at 10.55%, three times that of the original Windows 8 at 3.52%"- Wikipedia
    Windows 8.1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 10 released On July 29, 2015. In less than 3 weeks, 53-million installs.
    Last edited by Antilope; 19 Aug 2015 at 17:47.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #15

    If it's not Windows 10 it's not Windows 10.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8
       19 Aug 2015 #16

    zooburner said: View Post
    I think any comparisons are hard to read lets not forget that not only is Windows 10 free (at least as an upgrade), but they have been using a person current OS to advertise it in an aggressive manner.

    I suspect those figures would be very different if it was a new paid for OS.
    It may be free but unlike for example Windows 8 it is very much tied to your current hardware.

    When Windows 7 came out I was able to purchase a fully flexible retail copy at a reduced price.
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  7.    19 Aug 2015 #17

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I have installed it 20 times on 2 computers. If you take, that people have to upgrade in order to do a clean setup and there are quite a few people, who installed it more than once, I would cut that number by min 2.

    Not if what they are counting is the installations via the Get Windows 10 app.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       20 Aug 2015 #18

    Will windows 10 have the potential to surpass windows 7's high market share (atm).
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  9.    20 Aug 2015 #19

    Considering that there won't be a Windows 11, 10's market share will surpass 7. Watch how quickly MSFT will close the OEM channels to anything but 10.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 600
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Aug 2015 #20

    Yusuf Mehdi ‏@yusuf_i_mehdi 2h2 hours ago
    1. #Windows10: More than 75 million devices running Windows 10 – and growing every day. 1/10
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