Windows 10: Market Share - W7, W10 & XP Up


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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home
       03 Jan 2017 #1

    Market Share - W7, W10 & XP Up


    According to NetMarketShare in December:
    • W7, W10 & XP all increased their share of the market
    • The W8 Series (W8 & W8.1) has a smaller market share than XP


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       04 Jan 2017 #2

    It's surprising how many PCs still run Windows 7 given the free upgrades to Windows 10. It seems most previous Windows 8 PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10 but not those running Windows 7. Maybe the majority of those Windows 7 PCs are corporate PCs which are generally a long way behind the upgrade curve.
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  3.    04 Jan 2017 #3

    It's surprising to me just how many people are still using XP. Considering its no longer supported its a serious security risk.
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  4.    04 Jan 2017 #4

    swarfega said: View Post
    It's surprising to me just how many people are still using XP. Considering its no longer supported its a serious security risk.
    Last I heard XP piracy was rife in China and thereabouts...also probably due to certain apps that have not been updated to run on later OS' - but I agree, unusually large percentage still running it.
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  5.    04 Jan 2017 #5

    Then surely its better to use those apps in VM.
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       04 Jan 2017 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    Then surely its better to use those apps in VM.
    A VM in Windows 10 of course!
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  7.    04 Jan 2017 #7

    I think it would be pretty tragic is Windows 10 wasn't increasing market share given that it comes with almost every new PC ! But even so Windows 7 has gained more than Windows 10.. amazing !
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  8.    04 Jan 2017 #8

    swarfega said: View Post
    Then surely its better to use those apps in VM.
    Yup, a VM will protect the host but the data within it will still be exposed (i.e. if it's on-line, which those stats are based on supposedly)
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       05 Jan 2017 #9

    swarfega said: View Post
    It's surprising to me just how many people are still using XP. Considering its no longer supported its a serious security risk.
    I'm still waiting for the long promised "XP Armageddon" to arrive.
    Based on the propaganda of the time, the Internet should have been destroyed on April 8, 2014 (a few minutes after MS dropped XP support).

    Superfly said: View Post
    Last I heard XP piracy was rife in China and thereabouts...also probably due to certain apps that have not been updated to run on later OS' - but I agree, unusually large percentage still running it.
    There could also be a large number of Virtual XPs running on W7 PCs in businesses (XP Mode).

    Personally I have:
    • An XP VM for my old games (used regularly)
    • A triple boot machine with XP on it
    • Several XP VMs that I built for my TAFE courses


    Steve C said: View Post
    It's surprising how many PCs still run Windows 7 given the free upgrades to Windows 10. It seems most previous Windows 8 PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10 but not those running Windows 7. Maybe the majority of those Windows 7 PCs are corporate PCs which are generally a long way behind the upgrade curve.
    I upgraded my W7 Home Premium laptop and received W10 Home (which IMO is inferior).

    Given that when I looked at PCs in stores they were all running W7 Home Premium, I suspect for the majority of retail machines, the free upgrade would have replaced a W7HP OS with an inferior W10H OS.

    My desktops are still running W7.
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