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  1.    07 Feb 2016 #1
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    Right on cue, Windows 10 has overtaken XP


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    Netmarketshare's numbers show Windows 10's growth and Windows 7's decline

    Whatever happened to all the diehards who were committed to using Windows XP forever? This ancient operating system still has some users, ranging from the British government to pirates in China. However, even on Netmarketshare's figures (above), Windows XP has now been overtaken by Windows 10.

    Last year, I posed a question here: How long before Windows 10 overtakes XP - or has it already?

    In this post, I noted that: "In ball-park terms, XP has been losing around half a percentage point per month, over the past 12 months. If this trend continues, then Windows 10 could overtake XP in the January numbers, released on February 1, with a score of 11.0 percent vs 10.5 percent."

    And so it has come to pass, more or less. Netmarketshare's January numbers put Windows 10 on 11.85 percent and XP on 11.42 percent. Both numbers are probably wrong, but I think the order is correct...


    Read more: Right on cue, Windows 10 has overtaken XP | ZDNet
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  2.    07 Feb 2016 #2
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    It's about time for Xp to die. It's a security nightmare.
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  3.    07 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    It's about time for Xp to die. It's a security nightmare.
    Jeff it did die
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  4.    07 Feb 2016 #4
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    Yup,, die zombie die!!

    We should sick her on it:

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  5.    07 Feb 2016 #5
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    The statistic I would like to see is the Windows 7/10 domestic percentage ie corporate use removed.

    We all know in corpy land, Windows 7 rules supreme, but it is difficult to assess domestic take up of Windows 10.

    Obviously the decline in Windows 7 is much greater in the domestic market.

    Taking a very rough guess (absolutely no basis at all for this) that the domestic and corporate market is split 50:50 (and I would guess corporate is really higher than this), and assuming the corpy market has barely moved ie all the change is in the domestic market, then we could guess the domestic share of Windows 7 was around 30% and has now declined to around 22% (compared with Windows 10 now at 12% from 0%).

    If one extrapolates that, then domestically, Windows 10 would overtake Windows 7 within the next six months.

    On a similar vein, the Windows 10 takeup is probably greater in the developed countries?

    Wishful/flawed thinking - maybe. It would be nice to see a more detailed breakdown of the figures so we could really see the true underlying trends.

    Please feel free to rubbish my figures (or even support them). Just making a point really that the gross figures do not really tell us anything significant.
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  6.    07 Feb 2016 #6
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    Whatever happened to all the diehards who were committed to using Windows XP forever?
    They are still using XP.
    There are more XP diehards than W8.1 or OS X users.

    "XP Armageddon" never happened despite all of the hysteria and marketing hype.
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  7.    07 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    They are still using XP.
    There are more XP diehards than W8.1 or OS X users.

    "XP Armageddon" never happened despite all of the hysteria and marketing hype.
    So what do users do for security updates??
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  8.    07 Feb 2016 #8
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    These security updates are useless anyhow. Use Linux to go on the web. That gives you better security.
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  9.    07 Feb 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    These security updates are useless anyhow. Use Linux to go on the web. That gives you better security.
    Tried it and hate it.. but thanks for the suggestion.
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  10.    07 Feb 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    So what do users do for security updates??
    They won't be getting Security updates from MS, that we know for sure.
    This means they didn't cop the dodgy updates that have been released during the past 2 years and they have avoided the annoyance caused by GWX.

    Presumably they are relying on AV updates and not using IE for Internet access.

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Tried it and hate it.. but thanks for the suggestion.
    Firefox works the same in Windows and Linux Distros.
    I've even heard people talk about using Chrome (shudder) on Linux Distros.
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