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Windows 7: Windows 7 ready to clobber XP as top OS

04 Jun 2012   #1
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Windows 7 ready to clobber XP as top OS

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Look out Windows XP, Windows 7 is hot on your tail.

After a long reign as the world's dominant OS, XP is in danger of being knocked off its perch by the current flavor of Windows.

Surveying the OS landscape in May, Net Applications pegged Windows XP's market share at 44.8 percent and Windows 7's at 40.5 percent. That's the narrowest gap between the two since Windows 7 debuted in 2009. It's also a significant change from April when XP held a 46 percent share and Windows 7 a 38.8 percent share.
Read more at:
Windows 7 ready to clobber XP as top OS | Microsoft - CNET News

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04 Jun 2012   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Inevitable -- but some of the JUNK that appears written by so called specialists is utterly amazing".

Quote for example -- "3 years is MORE than enough time for people to upgrade..."

Some legacy hardware costing 1000's of $$$'s CAN'T be upgraded -- manufacturer no longer in existence or legacy app is so specialized and niche that there isn't a market to upgrade the software / or hardware for that matter.

A lot of equipment is used out "in the field" also for example --Volcano measuring - gas analysis - lots of these in Iceland, Italy (South) etc, or on Oil rigs / other engineering projects. This stuff also doesn't go through "traditional upgrade routes".

Some of these "Scrobbity Pontificators" should realize that not everybody using a computer is in an office like environment.

Hopefully this isn't another one of those Gartner's articles.

Some of this equipment lasts for several generations -- also in a lot of these cases the lack of Security fixes for future XP systems in LESS important by far than having the hardware running -- I doubt whether complicated spectral analysis of gases emanating from Icelandic volcanoes is likely to be a target for any sort of hacker either.

True these account for a small percentage of XP users but they are by no means negligible.

It's good that XP is really on its last legs but for some they will have to stay with it for some time whatever appears in the meantime.

If only writers etc could employ the old maxim "Before opening mouth (or putting pen to paper / finger to keyboard ) please engage Brain".

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

about time xp got off the top of the hill.
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04 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
about time xp got off the top of the hill.
Agreed. It is much easier to fix a Windows 7 pc than it is for me to fix an XP machine. Windows XP computers get so slow and full of viruses and the only way you can fix it completely is to reformat which is a pain because then, I have to install over 100 updates and stuff. I wish, though, that Microsoft had a paid support plan for people that required XP in some of the situations that Jimbo45 suggested.
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04 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

wow who care i think xp better computer because it have faster networking n overclock hard drive. ur dumb..
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04 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThatOneWhiteGuy View Post
wow who care i think xp better computer because it have faster networking n overclock hard drive. ur dumb..
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what?
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05 Jun 2012   #7

 

Don't worry about it, sounds like one of those "overclock yuor megahurtz!!1!" nuts.

Back on topic, I was under the impression companies with legacy hardware simply mirrored from a clean install whenever an XP box went south. At least, that's the case I heard with a foodstuff manufacturer here.
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05 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
Don't worry about it, sounds like one of those "overclock yuor megahurtz!!1!" nuts.

Back on topic, I was under the impression companies with legacy hardware simply mirrored from a clean install whenever an XP box went south. At least, that's the case I heard with a foodstuff manufacturer here.

That's what my IT guys do for the one machine that is still running XP here in the lab. We have one C12+ chromatograph that the software has to run on XP. We have basically an image of a clean install with said software, and a backup of the data for it. the upgrade to the Chromatograph itself for a newer one with Windows 7 software support is way to expensive!! Especially when the "old" machine and PC work just fine. Can't justify the expense.

Geeve
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06 Jun 2012   #9

7 HomePrem x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

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06 Jun 2012   #10

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

HI THERE
AS I SAID !!!!! in previous posts on this topic about expensive legacy hardware.

cheers
jimbo
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