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originally posted by: Discotech
There's a reason that win 10 has a market share only 0.43% higher than XP...
It seems pathetic, but Windows 10 fans are celebrating that, by NetMarketShare’s count, Windows 10’s market share has finally surpassed XP’s numbers. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about a shiny, much-hyped operating system that, after some six months out of the gate, has finally beaten a 15-year-old OS that hasn’t been supported in years.
Sadly, I don’t even trust NetMarketShare’s numbers as far as I can throw them. It’s not just that NetMarketShare is a Microsoft partner; this is the market research firm that still has Internet Explorer beating all the other web browsers handily. I don’t think so. And if you look closely at those numbers, you’ll see that XP use actually increased in January 2016! Windows 10’s growth came at the expense not of XP, but of Windows 7. I don’t buy it.
Once you dice the numbers, here’s what I see: Windows 7 is still the top operating system. And, yes, Windows 10’s market share really is growing. But is it growing because people really want it, or because Microsoft is shoving Windows 10 down our throats? I think it’s the latter.
My Windows of choice remains Windows 7. Why? It just works. I am hardly alone, judging from the hundreds of thousands of people who have read this story.
There’s something fishy about those Windows 10 market-share numbers
originally posted by: SpongeBeard
a reply to: fossilera
A software engineer who doesn't know that OEM licenses are bound to one computer, and that this can be bypassed by using the automated phone activation system? I find that hard to believe. This is like PC repair 101.
Actually, I'm just going to come out and say it.
You're not a software engineer.
Now maybe you'll get the help you need.
Admittedly, I am not a fan of Windows 10 either, except for the fixes it provides over Windows 7, which were sorely needed.