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  1.    28 Aug 2015 #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    Installed Windows 10 base after 1 month - 75-million.

    Installed Apple Mac base - 80-million - total.
    Mac Installed Base : AAPLinvestors

    Installed Ubuntu base - about 40-million - total.
    Ubuntu (operating system) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 8 sold 60-million licenses in the first 3 months.
    Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 7 sold 100-million copies in the first 6 months.
    Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows Vista sold 20-million copies in the first month.
    Eugene Register-Guard - Google News Archive Search

    Windows XP sold 32-million copies after 7 months of sales.
    The Victoria Advocate - Google News Archive Search
    So emphasis is on Free !
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  2.    28 Aug 2015 #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    So emphasis is on Free !
    Windows 7 offered 3 for 1 licenses (for home use) early on. Windows 8 offered $40 upgrades. Most new Windows introductions offer deep discounts as part of the introduction. Windows 10 is hardly different with the 1 year free upgrade offer.
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  3.    28 Aug 2015 #53
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    Windows 7 offered 3 for 1 licenses (for home use) early on. Windows 8 offered $40 upgrades. Most new Windows introductions offer deep discounts as part of the introduction. Windows 10 is hardly different with the 1 year free upgrade offer.
    Ultimately all this is moot. Windows 10 will overtake all of the previous versions simply because there will be no Windows 11.
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  4.    28 Aug 2015 #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    Windows 7 offered 3 for 1 licenses (for home use) early on. Windows 8 offered $40 upgrades. Most new Windows introductions offer deep discounts as part of the introduction. Windows 10 is hardly different with the 1 year free upgrade offer.
    "Hardly" in this case means 40 bucks !
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  5.    28 Aug 2015 #55
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    "Hardly" in this case means 40 bucks !
    So what's your point? Do you think Windows 10 is going to fail or are your just arguing to be arguing? It has already matched or exceeded other FREE operating systems (Apple and Ubuntu) after 1 month. Now it only has to compete against Windows. ALL new Windows hardware will come with Windows 10, not 7, not 8.1, not XP, not Vista. Windows 10.
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  6.    28 Aug 2015 #56
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    I would have to say that some of the facts quoted on the links seem a little dubious

    This from the apple one is an example ...

    "The last two years alone the number of users of OS X has tripled in five years"
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  7.    28 Aug 2015 #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    So what's your point. Do you think Windows 10 is going to fail or are your just arguing to be arguing?
    No, I don't think it's going to fail, au contraire but a lot of people are upgrading just because it's free, coupled with possibility to return to previous system if not satisfied, without loosing either license, makes it practically risk free. MS has pulled a great move like that and it's paying off. I have nothing against it, that's for sure.
    What I would like to see is number of retail licenses sold. That would be right measure of things.
    I was pretty satisfied with W7 and even more with W8/8.1 and if it wasn't for insiders edition, I would be still running beta version like I did with most other windows before. I even had an early version of W8 and followed it thru all the way to last 8.1 (which I still have in dual boot). I took the offer to buy W8 upgrade for I think $37 but we have a regional MS office here and was able to pay in local currency, otherwise it would be more complicated.
    Keep in mind that it's not as easy in many places in the world to make a distance payment over internet or otherwise.
    It also wouldn't be great surprise if OEM licenses outstrip retail by a large margin.
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  8.    28 Aug 2015 #58
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    No, I don't think it's going to fail, au contraire but a lot of people are upgrading just because it's free, coupled with possibility to return to previous system if not satisfied, without loosing either license, makes it practically risk free. MS has pulled a great move like that and it's paying off. I have nothing against it, that's for sure.
    What I would like to see is number of retail licenses sold. That would be right measure of things.
    I was pretty satisfied with W7 and even more with W8/8.1 and if it wasn't for insiders edition, I would be still running beta version like I did with most other windows before. I even had an early version of W8 and followed it thru all the way to last 8.1 (which I still have in dual boot). I took the offer to buy W8 upgrade for I think $37 but we have a regional MS office here and was able to pay in local currency, otherwise it would be more complicated.
    Keep in mind that it's not as easy in many places in the world to make a distance payment over internet or otherwise.
    It also wouldn't be great surprise if OEM licenses outstrip retail by a large margin.
    The usual ratio of OEM to retail is 19 to 1. It should be even higher over the next 11 months because of the giveaway since the giveaways are displacing almost all the retail sales. (It is probably meaningless, but the GWX licenses are FPP without a key.)
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  9.    28 Aug 2015 #59

    Quote Originally Posted by Inundated View Post
    As for me, I LOVE the W10 upgrade.

    I've done two installs (this very laptop and one in our family) and the performance increase alone is amazing to me. I am on a 2GB Dell laptop right now, and the upgrade means I am no longer considering a memory upgrade like I was with W7. This feels like a new computer after the upgrade.

    I realize I'm just one of 75 million, but if I were one of 75, I'd feel the same way.
    Lucky you , i only heard a couple people say that , most of what i have read from people say it's very hard to tell a difference .
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  10.    28 Aug 2015 #60
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    32-bit Windows 10 Pro - Build 1607/14393.51

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    Installed Windows 10 base after 1 month - 75-million.

    Installed Apple Mac base - 80-million - total.
    Mac Installed Base : AAPLinvestors

    Installed Ubuntu base - about 40-million - total.
    Ubuntu (operating system) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 8 sold 60-million licenses in the first 3 months.
    Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 7 sold 100-million copies in the first 6 months.
    Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows Vista sold 20-million copies in the first month.
    Eugene Register-Guard - Google News Archive Search

    Windows XP sold 32-million copies after 7 months of sales.
    The Victoria Advocate - Google News Archive Search
    I wasn't asking about that. I was asking about his statement that people were just checking out W10 and deciding whether to keep it or not.
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