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  1.    05 Jan 2015 #21
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    The linked article saying their making changes to how they collect their data makes it likely that the December reports are garbage. Something to keep in mind is that they apparently get their data by seeing what operating system people are using when viewing certain websites, and, personally, I've never found a complete list of websites they monitor. If the monitor mostly tech sites, the surge in xp users could simply be people looking to buy new computers. Whether or not there is an explanation, month to month reports like this, especially since they don't give all the information, aren't going to be a reliable look at the real market share. They just give a general idea of what the market share is likely to be over a longer period of time. So, comparing it to last months is pointless. Comparing it to 6 months ago, or 12 months ago might show an actual trend.
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  2.    05 Jan 2015 #22
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    I wonder if this site is accurate. Chrome surges, Windows 8.x falls in September | Ars Technica I am referring to the worldwide operating system market share done on 9/2014. It shows windows 7 be used the most worldwide.
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  3.    05 Jan 2015 #23
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    I doubt it Chrome has passed ie long ago
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  4.    05 Jan 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    I doubt it Chrome has passed ie long ago
    Nah, I don't think so. Mom and pap would not even know what Chrome is. And they are probably a large part of the users.

    Believe me - in my computer club we once moved the IE favorites from the left side to the right side (I think that was from IE8 to IE9). That discombobulated half of the audience. And we have over 800 members. Those people would never touch Chrome.
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  5.    05 Jan 2015 #25
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    I remember all the fuss over shifting the favorites thing that was a funning one there

    Will all of the android devices and game crazies out there Chrome is the clear winner
    There's more young than old people out there

    I believe ie has lost allot of users in the last couple of years and Chrome and Firefox have gained :/
    There was a more reliable poll/ article and it was Chrome Firefox and a distant third ie
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  6.    05 Jan 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    .....
    There's more young than old people out there
    ....
    Say What? Ever heard the term Baby Boomers?

    I wouldn't even say that more young people use computers than older people - because those same Baby Boomers built a lot of what is used today. The generation is retired or retiring (most haven't passed out of existence yet) and it's a bit different from The Greatest Generation. We're not just old gezzers ya know

    Polls have to be considered from the purpose of the poll, who initiated it($), what questions were asked and how they were phrased (plus other supporting or rejection questions), as well as the sample size. There's a complete science to it and the results can be skewed.

    Anywayyyyyy .. Chrome might be higher because so many free applications offer it in the install phase. Does the poll consider only the installed base or does it account for people actually using it as their primary browser? Your guess is as good as mine.

    I distrust the accuracy of almost every poll, they're usually a popularity contest - particularly after seeing the basis of the poll

    C'est la vie!

    Bill
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  7.    05 Jan 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Say What? Ever heard the term Baby Boomers?
    While it's true that the one of the largest demographics is the end of the baby boomers, 50-54 7.2%, people 50 or greater only account for 32.1% of the US population. Start of Generation X (45-49) is the single largest group at 7.4%. And, if we take 0-34 it accounts for 47.2% of the population. This, according to the 2010 US Census.

    Remember. All those boomers had kids. And most of those had kids.. and some of them have had kids.. and even some of them have already had kids...
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  8.    05 Jan 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    While it's true that the one of the largest demographics is the end of the baby boomers, 50-54 7.2%, people 50 or greater only account for 32.1% of the US population. Start of Generation X (45-49) is the single largest group at 7.4%. And, if we take 0-34 it accounts for 47.2% of the population. This, according to the 2010 US Census.

    Remember. All those boomers had kids. And most of those had kids.. and some of them have had kids.. and even some of them have already had kids...
    So what you are saying is that the US Government is lying when it claims there aren't enough people of working age to pay for pensions (except politicians' pensions obviously).

    Politicians in Australia are always trotting that line out when they complain about a lack of government income, which is usually followed a few minutes later by the unveiling of their latest corporate tax cut policy.
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  9.    05 Jan 2015 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Say What? Ever heard the term Baby Boomers?
    While it's true that the one of the largest demographics is the end of the baby boomers, 50-54 7.2%, people 50 or greater only account for 32.1% of the US population. Start of Generation X (45-49) is the single largest group at 7.4%. And, if we take 0-34 it accounts for 47.2% of the population. This, according to the 2010 US Census.

    Remember. All those boomers had kids. And most of those had kids.. and some of them have had kids.. and even some of them have already had kids...
    Aha, but ... numbers lie!
    in the 0-34 stat, 0 doesn't count, yet!

    Only ... only 32.1% - hey you young whipper snapper, get off my lawn

    My goodness; babies having babies! Yep, I'll be a great-grandfather soon
    (the next 5 years if our granddaughter meets the right guy
    - sooner if she meets the wrong guy )

    Of course I think I'm a very good grandfather, perhaps not great, right now.

    A lot of people are having a lot of fun, as we speak
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  10.    05 Jan 2015 #30
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    Raised a hair or two

    Fight it brother I use ie all the time but I'm not blind to the truth most people use Chrome and don't care about any privacy ....
    They just want a browser to play the silly games and works 99% of the time without any out of the ordinary actions besides opening it
    Most people use the same argument as ie is installed with windows
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