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Windows 8 outpaces Vista, takes third on OS popularity podium
Tech Radar ^ | Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Matt Swider

Posted on 07/02/2013 12:32:36 PM PDT by SmokingJoe

On the heels of Windows 8.1 announcements, the Windows 8 operating system is just starting to make moves as the new third most popular operating system. Windows 8 had 5.1 percent of all desktop OS web traffic in June, beating Vista for the first time, according to web analytics firm Net Applications. Windows Vista saw a smaller 4.62 percent of traffic that same month. The OS' positions were switched in May when the W8 numbers sat at 4.27 percent, edged out by Vista's 4.51 percent of web traffic. Interestingly, both operating systems gained market share between the months of May and June. A further feather in the cap of Windows 8 is the fact that Microsoft today revealed its Windows Store has now passed 100,000 apps, a feat the company said it was close to last week during Build 2013.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: apple; microsoft; osx; windows8
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Another few months and Windows 8 will overtake the combined web market footprint of all OS X versions. Meanwhile, Windows still accounts for a massive 91.51% share of the world's desktops.
1 posted on 07/02/2013 12:32:36 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe
beating Vista for the first time

not exactly a real high bar to meet
2 posted on 07/02/2013 12:35:25 PM PDT by Delphster
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To: SmokingJoe
I just built a new computer ... It's running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

Sorry, Microsoft. Your shiny new toy has a lot to prove before I spend any money on it.

3 posted on 07/02/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SmokingJoe

Someone is still using Vista? Why?


4 posted on 07/02/2013 12:35:33 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: SmokingJoe

No mention of 7...at least at first.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 12:36:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: MeganC
Yes. I have a Vista machine.

It works. Upgrading it to Win7 would cost $$.

Not worth it.

6 posted on 07/02/2013 12:36:45 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SmokingJoe

I was happy with 98...skipped ME...happy with XP...skipped Vista...and am happy with 7 (laptop and desktop)...and will be skipping 8.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 12:37:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Yes, I would easily choose 7 over 8.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 12:39:17 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SmokingJoe

I don’t know who they are polling but every person I’ve met with a new computer running Win 8 says it’s absolutely awful!


9 posted on 07/02/2013 12:39:21 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Delphster
Usage statistics as of June, 2013 ...

Win 7 == 44.37%
WinXP == 37.17%
OSX == 7.18%
Windows 8 == 5.10%
Windows Vista == 4.62%
Linux == 1.28%
Other == 2.11%

Wow ... XP is still hanging on in a strong second place. I wonder if the folks in Redmond can read the hand writing on the wall ...

10 posted on 07/02/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SmokingJoe

... thought nobody liked Vista.

Just got my first tablet to play with. Comes with Windows 8, supposedly I (the consumer) should love it more than the normal desktop thing-ie.

So far I am not too impressed, we’ll see.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 12:44:18 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SmokingJoe
Windows 8 had 5.1 percent of all desktop OS web traffic in June

Any mention of how many were stuck with Win 8 that came bundled with the new desktops they purchased? In other words, Win 8 by default or by choice?

12 posted on 07/02/2013 12:44:25 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Would be interesting to see usage data from 2005 comparing XP to its predecessors.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 12:44:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes, it would. I wonder how many people were using Windows 3.11 for Workgroups in 2005.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 12:46:09 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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Wow ... XP is still hanging on in a strong second place. I wonder if the folks in Redmond can read the hand writing on the wall ...

I've got 4 machines.A "modern" laptop,a "modern" desktop and two old clunkers (that still work).I run 7 on the two modern machines and XP Pro on both clunkers.

15 posted on 07/02/2013 12:48:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Was thinking NT, 95, and 2000, but no doubt you’d see 3.11.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 12:50:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

BTW, its necessary to keep XP for cases where driver support on Win7 is problematic. This issue spans industries and medical.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: MeganC
"Someone is still using Vista? Why?"

By the time service pack 3 came out for Vista it was pretty solid. In fact many people referred to Win 7 as Vista service pack 4.

18 posted on 07/02/2013 12:55:48 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Yes ... and MS got the service packs right. I had not trouble installing them.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 12:57:36 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I was happy with 98...skipped ME...happy with XP...skipped Vista...and am happy with 7 (laptop and desktop)...and will be skipping 8.

I went from 3.1 to 98 to XP and I now am phasing in Win 7. Besides Linux of course.

20 posted on 07/02/2013 12:57:54 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: ArrogantBustard

I scraped Vista of of both my machines and replaced it with XP. MUCH better.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 1:05:50 PM PDT by Blogatron (Death to islam.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Win 7 is still the best Win OS out there for regular PCs and laptops but Win 8 is very good and will catch on more quickly than some believe. Win 8 is made for touch technology hardware and it shines on those platforms. There has been an uptick in the availability of touch ready desktops and laptops and the ones I’ve tried combine touch screen ease of use along with mouse/mousepad capabilities. Once those systems are the prevalent technology for sale Win 8 will be shining.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 1:06:14 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Hot Tabasco
every person I’ve met with a new computer running Win 8 says it’s absolutely awful!

Count me among them. I bought 2 new computers because my old ones were going bad. Both had W8. I hate it with a passion.

23 posted on 07/02/2013 1:11:05 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I don’t know who they are polling but every person I’ve met with a new computer running Win 8 says it’s absolutely awful!

Yeah..like we will take the experiences of the very few people you personally know, over the scientific data that is compiled from the approximately 160 million unique visits per month from over 40,000 websites, that span the globe that Netmarketshare uses. Applebots are not exactly known for statements that make much of any sense are they?
http://www.netmarketshare.com/faq.aspx

24 posted on 07/02/2013 1:11:13 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Delphster
not exactly a real high bar to meet

I'll eat brussel sprouts before I eat red beets, but I ain't gonna brag about it when I do.

25 posted on 07/02/2013 1:12:19 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: SmokingJoe


The real one-percenters.

26 posted on 07/02/2013 1:13:11 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ArrogantBustard
Wow ... XP is still hanging on in a strong second place. I wonder if the folks in Redmond can read the hand writing on the wall ...

XP's success is due to Vista being a total failure. Businesses did not upgrade from XP to Vista when they heard how bad is was. Normally business skip a generation and since Vista did not "count", they were waiting on 8. Since MS will soon not support XP, 8 will take off.

27 posted on 07/02/2013 1:17:11 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SmokingJoe
Windows still accounts for a massive 91.51% share of the world's desktops


28 posted on 07/02/2013 1:18:04 PM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Tablets are nice toys, but for serious surfing/computing I’ll take my desktop.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 1:19:12 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: RJS1950

For the most part, I don’t want a touch screen. I want huge monitors, and to sit back from them. My arms just aren’t long enough to reach a monitor that’s 3 feet away from me.


30 posted on 07/02/2013 1:23:30 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Any mention of how many were stuck with Win 8 that came bundled with the new desktops they purchased? In other words, Win 8 by default or by choice?

Ummm..you can easily buy Windows 7 PC’s from all the popular electronics stores if you want. You don't gotta buy Windows 8 if you don't want to. As a matter of fact, most corporations are still sticking with Windows 7, with some still in the process of upgrading to Windows 7. No one is forcing anyone to buy Windows 8 PC’s if they don't want to. Windows 8 PC’s are being sold in exactly the same way, Windows 7, Vista and XP PC’s were sold before them, pre-installed on new PC's. Say does Apple/Google sell their laptops with no OS installed on them?

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=laptop+window+7&tag=mh0b-20&index=electronics&hvadid=1692551005&ref=pd_sl_2ufdgd267_b

31 posted on 07/02/2013 1:26:35 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: ArrogantBustard

Well, there are plenty of machines out there for you then, without Win 8.


32 posted on 07/02/2013 1:32:09 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SmokingJoe
Applebots are not exactly known for statements that make much of any sense are they?

Well, yes they are, especially when having previous versions of Win then being forced to swallow Win 8.......

33 posted on 07/02/2013 1:34:25 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: RJS1950

Yes ... the one I just built, for example ...


34 posted on 07/02/2013 1:34:30 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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As a matter of fact, most corporations are still sticking with Windows 7,

I wonder why?.....LOL!

Sort of a contradiction to your previous post to me isn't it?..........

35 posted on 07/02/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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> Someone is still using Vista? Why?

I use Vista on my Virtual PC server. It is better optimized for very large files than Windows 7, and virtual PCs are nothing more than very large files acting like a full up PC. I tried Win 7, but the virtual systems crashed more often than Vista, so I pulled off Win 7 and put Vista back. Win 7 does have a better gui though.


36 posted on 07/02/2013 1:44:33 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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37 posted on 07/02/2013 1:45:33 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Wow ... XP is still hanging on in a strong second place. I wonder if the folks in Redmond can read the hand writing on the wall ..

The folks in Redmond will probably be thinking that just 2 years ago, XP had a market share of 48.3%, which is now down 11% to 37.17%, and that there is a huge XP install base to sell Win 7/ Win 8 computers to, especially when XP support stops in 2014. Pure upside.

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0&qpsp=2011&qpnp=3&qptimeframe=Y

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx

38 posted on 07/02/2013 1:46:54 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Hot Tabasco
I wonder why?.....LOL!

Corporates always take their time to evaluate a new OS before eventually deploying it..sometimes over years. When did Win 7 come out? Back in 2009.

Sort of a contradiction to your previous post to me isn't it?..........

Nope.

39 posted on 07/02/2013 1:51:32 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Hot Tabasco
Well, yes they are, especially when having previous versions of Win then being forced to swallow Win 8......

Again, you can buy Windows 7 PC’s from all the leading electronics retailers. I gave you a link before right here, which you of course chose to ignore, only to spew out the same garbage again. Not to mention Applebots are not going to be buying Windows PC’s anyway, let alone being “forced to swallow” Windows 8.
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=laptop+window+7&tag=mh0b-20&index=electronics&hvadid=1692551005&ref=pd_sl_2ufdgd267_b

40 posted on 07/02/2013 1:56:12 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: ArrogantBustard

If Gates were smart, he’d haul out good ol’ XP and slap a “Windows 12” sticker on it and everybody would be happy. One of our systems has Vista, which sucks. Two others have Win 7. I’m holding on to the XP system like grim death.

Of course, if Gates were smart, at the outset he’d have picked up WordPerfect instead of Word to include in the Office bundles.


41 posted on 07/02/2013 1:57:32 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Same here... and I am a tech working on the public’s computers, I hear nothing but complaints, I personally hate it myself. It’s just about forcing the consumer to buy their product, if they want a Windows PC.


42 posted on 07/02/2013 1:59:28 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: MayflowerMadam
I don't agree. Win7 64 bit is a much more solid and refined product than Win XP 64 bit ever hoped to be. Furthermore, Win 8 is built on a very solid server operating system ... possibly even better (faster, more efficient) than Win 7.

The problem with Win 8 is that execrable, ugly, annoying, never-to-be-sufficiently-damned touch-screen based user interface. The more MS does to make that go away, and the easier MS makes it for those of us who don't want "Metro" to get rid of "Metro", the better MS's chances of seeing Win 8 be accepted by corporate users and content creators.

43 posted on 07/02/2013 2:02:24 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: gibsosa
It’s just about forcing the consumer to buy their product, if they want a Windows PC

Ever heard of Amazon.com?

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=laptop+window+7&tag=mh0b-20&index=electronics&hvadid=1692551005&ref=pd_sl_2ufdgd267_b

44 posted on 07/02/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: cydcharisse

Right, a ‘toy’ still in my case. Still trying to figure out what apps I can’t live without.

MS software engineers don’t exactly know what I want, or the concept (”Windows 8 puts everything at my fingertip”) was developed by ‘marketing geniuses’.


45 posted on 07/02/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: MayflowerMadam
If Gates were smart, he’d haul out good ol’ XP and slap a “Windows 12” sticker on it and everybody would be happy

The Luddites say, "HELLO!"

Of course, if Gates were smart, at the outset he’d have picked up WordPerfect instead of Word to include in the Office bundles.

He is only the richest man in America, Has been for over 15 years. Of course he is not smart. Not at all. /sarc

46 posted on 07/02/2013 2:16:13 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: MeganC

i am Vista came on a refurbished laptop I got runs well on 3GB of ram


47 posted on 07/02/2013 2:18:14 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: SmokingJoe

Free My Start Button!


48 posted on 07/02/2013 2:26:46 PM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: SmokingJoe

Usage statistics are completely worthless and meaningless as when you go to purchase a new laptop/desktop from many Mfgs, they will only sell Win8 which is crap.

It is not a poll when you are forced into an answer.


49 posted on 07/02/2013 2:29:48 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: SmokingJoe

Yep, been purchasing computers there and other sites for my customers. Please stop the arrogance, there is no need for it.


50 posted on 07/02/2013 2:37:39 PM PDT by gibsosa
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