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Windows 8 bests Vista as third-most used OS, gains 5.1% of market

By Rick
Jul 1, 2013
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  1. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Booster Posts: 430   +142

    Words so true. I wonder what kind of market share Windows 8 would actually have right now if it wasn't the "default" operating system on new PCs and laptops. I wonder how much smaller the total market share of Windows 8 would be right now if you could walk into a Best Buy and purchase a computer with Windows 7 already installed without requesting a downgrade.
  2. Windows 8 consists of people who bought new computers and were either unable to "downgrade" to Windows 7 and the people who use anything as long as it is the latest and "greatest". Although I'm sure there are a few people with touch screens that actually enjoy Windows 8. However Windows 7 with a few modifications is still more productive for touch screens.
  3. "However Windows 7 with a few modifications is still more productive for touch screens."
    Hmm, no.
  4. As an old fart, I must say people said same things when upgrading from DOS to Windows 3.11 ...
  5. DAOWAce

    DAOWAce TS Rookie Posts: 68

    I still use Vista because Microsoft made completely unnecessary UI changes to 7 despite the differences between Vista and 7 being incredibly small. 7, without the UI re-design and native unlinking of core Windows applications (IE, Search, etc. All could be done regardless by using something like vLite), 7 was just Vista SP3, or more accurately Vista SE.

    Real damn shame Microsoft wanted to get away from the Vista name and shafted everyone still using the OS. Sad thing is it worked, and Vista is STILL to this day ignorantly shunned by end users who don't understand reality. The kick in the teeth is Windows 8.1, akin to Windows 98SE. Microsoft, years later, now decides to stick to Windows 8 and improve it instead of abandon it for a new name like they did Vista.

    I know I'll probably be forced onto 7 someday (minor media changes result in Vista being incompatible with certain applications, or features of them), but until I see a full blown UI customization application, I will be staying on Vista for the foreseeable future.

    If you want picture references for some of my issues, see this comparison album: http://imgur.com/a/DXZ0G
  6. Ozzye

    Ozzye TS Rookie

    So much truth to people resisting change, tablets and cell phones will eventually open this door. Windows 8 is struggling in the transition how to go away from input devices entirely so we can call this a learning curve but they will get there, obvious value in what they are doing. Take a look at industrial devices there is always so many layers of tools you need to interact. Less confusion creates more thought of possibilities.

    There... my best 5 minutes, I give up!
  7. Ozzye

    Ozzye TS Rookie

    Quote: "If you always do what you always did. You will always get what you always got."
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,966   +1,485

    I'm all for change but not when change is revolting. Would you consider driving one of these for a couple of years till the next model comes out?
    [​IMG]

    What pisses me off is MS's attempt to make people change every two years. They have the world paying them $100+ bucks, every time they buy a new machine. But yet thats not enough, MS can't live within their means. Which suggest they have grown too big or individually consume too much. This is not like the Auto industry, where you are not dependent on what everyone else drives.


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