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Windows 7: The most popular US end-user operating systems

31 Mar 2015   #21
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

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It's not easy being suddenly a dummy.
Why would you feel like a dummy?



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31 Mar 2015   #22
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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I wasn't trying to suggest you were a tablet "fanboy".
I was referring to the people who always pop-up in the comment sections attached to the "Desktop PC is dead" articles.
No worries at all. Just using your phrase to clarify my position. But no offense meant.
Cool.

I thought that I might have accidentally offended you.


I specifically meant the people who claim that tablets can do everything that Desktop PCs can do, only better.
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01 Apr 2015   #23
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

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I specifically meant the people who claim that tablets can do everything that Desktop PCs can do, only better.
I thought that was the Microsoft surface pro commercial, it claims it can replace a laptop or notebook or tablet.

Wouldn't it really depend on the tablet you buy? Microsoft surface pro comes really close, but it restricts software that you can put on the device. It does have USB. It may or may not have a cd/dvd but you can buy a usb/dvd burner to plug into a usb slot. I think you can add a USB mouse.
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01 Apr 2015   #24
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I don't really count Hybrid devices as tablets.
IMO, they're more like "breakable" laptops.

Apart from portability, is a $1k Hybrid better than a $1K Desktop?
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01 Apr 2015   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'm not even sure a surface 3 pro @ 500.us is better than a 500us desktop ?
Storage wise it sure isn't
Add another 99.us and get a 256 gb ssd put in it :/
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01 Apr 2015   #26
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

I can see and everyone can see that Windows 7 remained,remains and will remain the most used OS in the world for at least some months.What will Windows 10 bring to us? Let's see.
Mike,that's why we put tablets as a different category than desktops and laptops.
Tablets are primarily used for portability,otherwise laptops would be more used.
Anyway,I'm surprised to see that Android has a lower usage than iOS.But I use an iPhone and an LG tablet (G Pad 8.3),so I can tell about the two OSes.
Of course,buying a desktop for $500 is smarter,but it depends on whatever someone wants.
If I could,I would just delete 8.1 from my computer but I heard MS will provide 10 as a free update for 8 and 8.1 users.Why lose the opportunity?
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01 Apr 2015   #27
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you do the vast majority of your computing at home then i would ALWAYS choose a desktop and i think the overwhelming majority of people do most of their computing at home.

Imo tablets are a pita and if i needed portability i would always go with a smaller laptop or even a netbook over a tablet .

I don't care if the tablet is a few ounces lighter , if i can't handle the extra weight of a smaller lappy or netbook i'll start lifting weights.
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01 Apr 2015   #28
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Windows 7 is still gaining users while Windows 8 plateaus

Can anything stop the meteoric rise of the five-year-old OS?

HIS MONTH'S OPERATING SYSTEM statistics from Net Applications show that the spectre of Windows 7 is simply refusing to shift for Microsoft. The wildly popular operating system shows no signs of slowing down its dominance with a 58.04 percent market share (+2.05).
A full two-point jump is quite an event in these parts at the best of times, but it's just embarrassing for an OS that has already been superseded.
Users are likely to be hanging on for Windows 10 now. The preview build of the upcoming platform is holding steady with just under one percent of the market.
Windows XP, meanwhile, continues its inevitable slump, although still at a far lower rate than one would expect for a defunct operating system. This month it sits at 16.94 percent (-2.21). Poor bedraggled Vista, with its even more painful death, is at 1.97 (-0.14), dropping below the two percent margin.
Windows 7 is still gaining users while Windows 8 plateaus- The Inquirer
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01 Apr 2015   #29
margrave

Size 12
 
 

I'm surprised too ... that anyone would lend credence to numbers derived from such a limited sample.
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01 Apr 2015   #30
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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I'm surprised too ... that anyone would lend credence to numbers derived from such a limited sample.
I'm not sure I follow.
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The government's data, derived from 1.39 billion web visits to more than 37 government agencies over the last 90 days, ...
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