Windows 8 sees growth at expense of Windows XP – Windows 7 remains number one

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Windows 8 sees growth at expense of Windows XP – Windows 7 remains number one[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/11/myce-windows8-october-2014-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Last month Windows 8 saw a big increase in users, while the share of XP users is falling consistently after Microsoft cut off support for that version of Windows in April.

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#2

The sudden shift indicates that many users have upgraded their system from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.

Only because they couldn’t find Windows 7 I suspect.


#3

As many people have pointed out, this is less likely a massive drop for XP and jump for 8 as opposed to Net Applications making changes/adjustments to the way they collect data. 6% is far too big a drop to be normal.

Looking at Statcounter confirms nothing out of the ordinary happened to XP or 8 last month, just the continued slow decline of XP and slow rise of 8.


#4

Windows 8.1 is an extremely solid OS. Expect Windows 10, with it’s more traditional start menu to take off in a big way once it reaches the market. I’ve been testing the alpha and even at this early stage, it’s very fast and stable, with some welcome feature improvements.


#5

Mac OS X only 2% more than Windows NT. If Microsoft is failing with phones, then Apple is failing even worse in the desktop and laptop computer market.


#6

[QUOTE=FreqNasty_RiseS;2740705]Windows 8.1 is an extremely solid OS. Expect Windows 10, with it’s more traditional start menu to take off in a big way once it reaches the market. I’ve been testing the alpha and even at this early stage, it’s very fast and stable, with some welcome feature improvements.[/QUOTE]
Agreed on Windows 10:flower:


#7

I am done with Windows.
I still have a Laptop with Windows just in case, but my main PC is an Apple product, my Tablet and my Phone runs Android.
I am done as well with iOS. iPhone is the best device on the market, but the OS is “closed” which is unacceptable for me.
Unfortunately I can’t completely forget Windows with which I have a loooong story going back to 3.1 as all my family members use Windows based PCs.