Windows 10: Loss for Windows 8.1 while Windows 10 makes an appearance

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       03 Jan 2015 #1

    Loss for Windows 8.1 while Windows 10 makes an appearance


    The Windows 10 Technical Preview has started showing up in the operating system market share numbers from Net Applications, in their recently revealed statistics for December. However, those same numbers displays a loss in market share for Windows 8.1.

    Windows 10 is now being used on 0.06% of all PCs worldwide, according to Net Applications's data, which is gathered by unique visitors to the websites it monitors. As expected, Windows 10's share is very small due to its preview status, but that share is expected to grow slowly in the months ahead as Microsoft will release more stable preview builds, leading up to its commercial release sometime in late 2015.

    As far as Microsoft's current and older versions of Windows, December saw a loss in market share for Windows 8.1, which had been gaining share over the past few months. December saw its share drop to 9.49%, well below that of November's 12.10%. The older Windows 8 claimed 4.04% in December, which again is a drop from 6.55% in November.

    Windows 7 remains the top used operating system for PCs, with a 56.26% share in December, up from 53.71% in November. Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer supports, had an 18.26% share in December, higher than the 13.57% it had in November.

    Source: Net Applications

    Read more at: New OS data shows a loss for Windows 8.1 while Windows 10 makes an appearance | Windows Central
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Jan 2015 at 19:35.
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  2.    03 Jan 2015 #2

    It would appear that some folks have already started accepting Windows 10. . .maybe this is going to be a good thing. . .or not.
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       03 Jan 2015 #3

    Weird


    Brink said: View Post
    That link doesn't take me to Net Applications.

    In any case, the numbers seem dodgy to me.

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       03 Jan 2015 #4

    Link fixed.
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  5.    03 Jan 2015 #5

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Brink said: View Post
    That link doesn't take me to Net Applications.

    In any case, the numbers seem dodgy to me.

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       03 Jan 2015 #6

    The only dodgy number was x-p was up 5% in 30 days
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  7.    04 Jan 2015 #7

    Windows 7 remains the top used operating system for PCs, with a 56.26% share in December, up from 53.71% in November. Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer supports, had an 18.26% share in December, higher than the 13.57% it had in November.
    These numbers do not pass any reasonability test. If we assume that the total market inventory is at least 1 Billion (and that is probably a low number) systems, then 1% represents 10 Million.

    Now from where should have come that nearly 5% increase for XO - and that in 1 month !!!. That would be 50 Million new XP systems that suddenly came out of the closet. And even the over 3% more for W7 (over 30 million +) are questionable.

    Markets do not change that fast in only 1 month. And in PCs most of the growth comes from new sales. Who is selling PCs with XP ??

    I think those people should review their methodology before they publish such rubbish. The only way those number could make some sense is if the market shrunk dramatically. But there is no indication of that either. New sales may have shrunk but that has only a long term impact on the inventory.
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       04 Jan 2015 #8

    Holidays are magical
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       04 Jan 2015 #9

    That is possible. Businesses might give there employees older computers. Relative might give there grandkids an older computer and so on. I do actually see windows 7 increase plausible. Places getting rid of their windows 7 at reduced prices. I even considered getting a vista system at one time.
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       04 Jan 2015 #10

    T.V. has been showing allot of PC Matic commercials saying x-per's will be safe if they use their product
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