mar·ket shareThe problem is, MARKETSHARE means people in the MARKET for a new CPU - this DOES NOT mean the total number of PC users - it means the amount of people buying NEW machines (the % of people who upgrade the CPU on an existing device and don't upgrade their OS is pretty much negligible). Since almost all machines come with - or WILL come with - Windows 10, the actual marketplace for Ryzen is almost exclusively Windows 10.
- the portion of a market controlled by a particular company or product.
And would you mind sharing that negligible % stat? Since I've been building my own and upgrading for 20yrs, I'd be curious to see that. Not that I disagree, most aren't capable or don't want to be troubled with it.
No kidding... That's a given. As to your second statement, "This is why AMD is ignoring Windows 7", seriously? Wow... I do however appreciate your depth of conviction...Again, nice rant - but you again ignore the actual point... I'm not arguing that Windows 10 is superior to Windows 7... I'm not arguing that Windows 10 may or may not expose your private information to MS and other companies....
The POINT is that, regardless of these practices, Windows 10 will be the primary OS on PCs that will have a Ryzen CPU inside them!!!! This is why AMD is ignoring Windows 7... not sure what's so hard to see here....
You disagree because of a direction your being easily maneuvered, hmmm...The problem here is that we're not really arguing.... the reason I didn't provide any "evidence" for my opinion is because it contains the same numbers you've already posted... I AGREE that Windows 7 has a 50% install base.... I simply disagree (and obviously so do Intel and AMD - so I'm in pretty good company!) that install base = marketshare!
If the entire basis of you point is merely a statistical truism, I'm very disappointed. The discussion was about the particular wisdom for a given choice regarding market-share, not what was an obvious conclusion for a given situation vs time scenario. Or at least it should have been, lol. However, I don't wish to seem unappreciative of your time, so thank you for all your wise and meaningful observations.
Two things a decidedly true from this debate:
1. Forced obsolescence... I'm not even going to bother at this point. (that was a stretch, huh?)
2. I'm gonna have to side wit[SIZE=4]h Raiderman here, You keep drinking that Kool-aid, lol...
Thanks for your time.[/SIZE]