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       01 Mar 2015 #1

    Check out Windows 10's market share

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  2.    01 Mar 2015 #1

    And?? Win10 is in TP and not prime time yet.
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       01 Mar 2015 #2

    What surprises me is look where 3.1 is, that it's even on the list Hail the mighty DOS!!! And Microsoft thinks that 10 will get rid of XP and 7?
    from Wikipedia:
    Windows 3.1 found a niche market as an embedded operating system after becoming obsolete in the PC world. As of November 2008, both Virgin Atlantic and Qantas employed it for some of the onboard entertainment systems on long-distance jets. It also sees continued use as an embedded OS in retail cash tills.[25] It is also used as a secondary application in DOSBox to enable emulation of Win16 games on 64-bit Windows
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       01 Mar 2015 #3

    The worst part of win-10 could be a closer following of what Microsoft did with outlook.com,
    Advertisements in the free version.
    Kind of scary an os would turn into that just for not going subscription,
    But terms are always one sided favoring the software creator Click next to agree ....
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  5.    01 Mar 2015 #4

    Cliff S said: View Post
    What surprises me is look where 3.1 is, that it's even on the list Hail the mighty DOS!!! And Microsoft thinks that 10 will get rid of XP and 7?
    from Wikipedia:
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    You do understand that there are about 2million testers and it's not out yet so it's hard to take those numbers in the OP serious. IMO.

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  6.    01 Mar 2015 #5

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    The worst part of win-10 could be a closer following of what Microsoft did with outlook.com,
    Advertisements in the free version.
    Kind of scary an os would turn into that just for not going subscription,
    But terms are always one sided favoring the software creator Click next to agree ....
    Where do you get the idea that Win10 will be a subscription OS?? Have any legitimate links to back this up??
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  7.    01 Mar 2015 #6

    As Always, the devil is in the details. NetMarketShare's methodology is not useful for counting actual market share because it does some really stupid things.

    For instance, They only count a unique visitor on a per site basis once per day, but aggregate that data. So, if I visit two of their sites on the same day, I'm counted twice in their statistics. What's worse is that if I first visit that site in one browser or OS, and then come back to it 99 more times that day with a different browser and/or OS, only the first one is counted.

    This is also a world market share, which even if it was accurate (which it's wildly not so), it's not particularly relevant for a lot of us. China still has a very large percentage of XP users, most of which are using the pirated version of XP. So this neither translates to any real market share for western businesses or even a real statistic that means anything.
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       01 Mar 2015 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    You do understand that there are about 2million testers and it's not out yet so it's hard to take those numbers in the OP serious. IMO.

    But but but...Jeff if it's published it must be true....Enquirer.....The Star when I was a young spud growing up I loved reading those papers at my grandparents house. That's how I found out about the first test tube baby.
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       01 Mar 2015 #8

    Mystere said: View Post
    As Always, the devil is in the details. NetMarketShare's methodology is not useful for counting actual market share because it does some really stupid things.

    For instance, They only count a unique visitor on a per site basis once per day, but aggregate that data. So, if I visit two of their sites on the same day, I'm counted twice in their statistics. What's worse is that if I first visit that site in one browser or OS, and then come back to it 99 more times that day with a different browser and/or OS, only the first one is counted.

    This is also a world market share, which even if it was accurate (which it's wildly not so), it's not particularly relevant for a lot of us. China still has a very large percentage of XP users, most of which are using the pirated version of XP. So this neither translates to any real market share for western businesses or even a real statistic that means anything.
    True and interesting
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  •    01 Mar 2015 #9

    Cliff S said: View Post
    But but but...Jeff if it's published it must be true....Enquirer.....The Star when I was a young spud growing up I loved reading those papers at my grandparents house. That's how I found out about the first test tube baby.
    I'm just messing with you.. but it is way to early to worry about Win10 market share. IMO.
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