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  1. Joined : Aug 2014
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       25 Oct 2014 #11

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    sygnus21 said: View Post
    It's actually quite useful to Microsoft as it gives them a good indication of who's using it. and where it's being deployed.
    Agreed.

    It seems to show that MS has piqued the interest of the target groups Desktop & Laptop users (i.e. those who are likely to be running XP & W7).

    What does "Other" refer to though? Phones?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       26 Oct 2014 #12

    That information lets Microsoft know what kind of hardware people have that are willing to test the new W-10.
    That will give them some sort of idea what market is looking for a new operating system.
    To me it clearly shows the people with laptops and desktops are the ones most likely going to buy a new operating system.
    Maybe the laptop and desktop aren't dead or dying.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Win7x64 Win10x64 Linux Mint
       26 Oct 2014 #13

    Layback Bear said: View Post
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    Maybe the laptop and desktop aren't dead or dying.
    They never were. It was all part of M$oft's imagination!!
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  4.    26 Oct 2014 #14

    Lee said: View Post
    Don't really see what use this information has, or how it helps any one. . .probably just me. . .but hay. . .
    Hi there

    Good piece of information for a Pub Quiz !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
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       26 Oct 2014 #15

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Lee said: View Post
    Don't really see what use this information has, or how it helps any one. . .probably just me. . .but hay. . .
    Hi there

    Good piece of information for a Pub Quiz !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    Windows Home x64
       26 Oct 2014 #16

    So majority of users use it on a desktop 41+32=73%, I hope, they take it into a consideration.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       26 Oct 2014 #17

    I thinking with all the screaming and howling the masses have done Microsoft is taking those kinds of figures into account BIG TIME. New management seem to have their head up in fresh air and are trying to please all market. I do believe Microsoft can do just that.

    **Get into the new markets but don't throw away the billion that are still in the older market.
    PC's and Laptops to many is the old way of doing things. To some degree that is true. Yes you can teach old dogs new tricks. I just want to do the new tricks on a Desktop.
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  8.    27 Oct 2014 #18

    I felt more comfortable using my laptop to check out 10. I mean, at least at this stage.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Oct 2014 #19

    Yeah I'm about to load it on my laptop so I can show it off.

    BTW I'm taking a class in Database Systems and my instructor despises Windows. He calls it a hot mess that's just being patched along to fix it. His thought is that the OS should be scrapped and rebuilt from ground up. This guy is pretty sharp so though I don't agree with all his MS bashing, he does have some merit.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
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       27 Oct 2014 #20

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    Yeah I'm about to load it on my laptop so I can show it off.

    BTW I'm taking a class in Database Systems and my instructor despises Windows. He calls it a hot mess that's just being patched along to fix it. His thought is that the OS should be scrapped and rebuilt from ground up. This guy is pretty sharp so though I don't agree with all his MS bashing, he does have some merit.
    Considering all the different PC/Laptop/etc configurations that Windows is expected to support it is anything but a mess. Sure, if M$oft had the same walled garden approach of the fruit company then it may be easy or easier but developing a new operating system from scratch, whilst it may be desirable in a perfect world is totally impractical. So the instructor may be pretty sharp it's not exactly an overnight job that's being proposed.
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