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Windows 7: Market Share March 2018

03 Mar 2018   #1
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Market Share March 2018

Here are the charts from NetMarketShare and StatCounter.

NetMarketShare suggests that W7 & W10 both decreased slightly and XP went up.
StatCounter shows W10 increasing and W7 decreasing.
(You'll need to click several times to see it full size)
Market Share March 2018-market-share-os-2018-03-03-netmarketshare-statcounter.png
Data from NetMarketShare
Data from StatCounter

Note:

If you visit the NetMarketShare site, you'll notice that the info listed in the table does not match the data points on the graph.




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04 Mar 2018   #2
BenyaminL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hope many people stay on 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Here are the charts from NetMarketShare and StatCounter.

NetMarketShare suggests that W7 & W10 both decreased slightly and XP went up.
StatCounter shows W10 increasing and W7 decreasing.
(You'll need to click several times to see it full size)
Attachment 402994
Data from NetMarketShare
Data from StatCounter

Note:

If you visit the NetMarketShare site, you'll notice that the info listed in the table does not match the data points on the graph.
To be honest, I think windows 10 still isn't mature yet, many bugs,, even they messing arround with cortana, that aren't available for other country except US,UK,India, etc.. while google now is much better at handling this kind of problem to deal with..

Second, Windows 10 become much worst on some case, especially on handling search file, event the item is indexed, it never appear on the search via cortana.. I just want to stop knowing MS because of this.. In W7, everything works well, and well customized and mature, not like windows 10...
urgh...
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04 Mar 2018   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

I just want an OS that works which is why I've stuck with Windows 7. I've never had any issues that I haven't been able to solve easily.
I don't want an OS that is constantly receiving forced updates, features added or removed from one update to the next, I just want one that runs my software well.

I'm not interested in any AI or voice assistant features, it's the first thing I disable on any device I get. I have no devices like Alexa or Google Home in my house - not interested. I use my fingers to communicate with devices and my voice to communicate with other humans.
Even my new Smart TV isn't connected to the internet, I bought a TV just to watch TV. If they offered one without the Smart features at a reduced price, I'd happily buy one.

I'm probably old fashioned, but I really don't care. I have as much interest in Windows 10 now as I did when it first came out - ZERO!
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04 Mar 2018   #4
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

lolzz.. when I bought my first PC it was XP, I was trying to get Windows 98 rather than XP but the vendors asked me to get XP for better results - haven't regretted that - though I had 98 as partition for a while.
After nearly 12 years when I again went into the market, I got my laptop with Windows 7, 8 didn't release when I'd it.

Basically I've got the best releases from MS unknowingly both the times

as far as the figures go.. may be the results are based on the no.of internet connections via respective OS's ? There could be many more XP even 98 & older versions which aren't connected via internet.
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04 Mar 2018   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I just want an OS that works which is why I've stuck with Windows 7. I've never had any issues that I haven't been able to solve easily.
I don't want an OS that is constantly receiving forced updates, features added or removed from one update to the next, I just want one that runs my software well.

I'm not interested in any AI or voice assistant features, it's the first thing I disable on any device I get. I have no devices like Alexa or Google Home in my house - not interested. I use my fingers to communicate with devices and my voice to communicate with other humans.
Even my new Smart TV isn't connected to the internet, I bought a TV just to watch TV. If they offered one without the Smart features at a reduced price, I'd happily buy one.
Agreed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I'm probably old fashioned, but I really don't care. I have as much interest in Windows 10 now as I did when it first came out - ZERO!
You're not old-fashioned, you're smart. :)
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05 Mar 2018   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I run Linux Mint 18.2 64-bit as my host OS, and I run Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (each 32-bit) as virtual machines inside of my Linux Mint host. (I use VMWare Workstation Player as my virtual machine software; I use Classic Shell to make Windows 8.1 look and feel just like Windows 7.)

I am able to do just about everything I need in Linux Mint. But there are some things that I just haven't been able to do in Linux, such as Microsoft Movie Maker; for these things, I use one of my Windows VMs. This arrangement works very well for me.

When Windows 7 goes out of support in January 2020, I will set the VM to not allow Windows 7 to access the internet. However, I will still have until January 2023 for Windows 8.1, so I won't have to prevent 8.1 from getting on the internet until then.

The above works very well for me.
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05 Mar 2018   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Similar Setup

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
I run Linux Mint 18.2 64-bit as my host OS, and I run Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (each 32-bit) as virtual machines inside of my Linux Mint host. (I use VMWare Workstation Player as my virtual machine software; I use Classic Shell to make Windows 8.1 look and feel just like Windows 7.)

I am able to do just about everything I need in Linux Mint. But there are some things that I just haven't been able to do in Linux, such as Microsoft Movie Maker; for these things, I use one of my Windows VMs. This arrangement works very well for me.

When Windows 7 goes out of support in January 2020, I will set the VM to not allow Windows 7 to access the internet. However, I will still have until January 2023 for Windows 8.1, so I won't have to prevent 8.1 from getting on the internet until then.

The above works very well for me.
To keep my W10 Pro VM under my control, I use Linux Mint 18.3 and VMware Player (virtual network disabled). :)

Most of the time I'm using W7 and VMware Workstation for my VMs (XP, W7 & Linux) but my Workstation is too old to run W10.
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06 Mar 2018   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You're not old-fashioned, you're smart. :)
You wouldn't say that if you saw me some weekends after a skinful!
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06 Mar 2018   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

First off, If you are using Windows 7 like I'm doing at the present time; does not mean you can't also use Windows 10 if you choose.

One can use many operating system if one chooses to and the hardware will allow it to be done.
I like both systems. Windows 7 and Windows 10 have their pluses and minuses.
Windows 10 has many things I turn off because I don't need or want them.
When I first installed Windows 10 it took a couple of weeks of learning and tinkering to get things the way I want them.
Any time I have installed a new operating system, it has always had a learning curve. That's to be expected.
Windows 10 main fault in my opinion is it's updating/upgrading methods. I like to be able to choose what and when I upgrade/update Windows 10.
When one gets a Windows 10 upgrade, one never knows what it will do. It may or may not put all the settings back to default.
Then one will have to spend hours once again making things the way one wants them.

Spending many hours on the Ten Forums one can learn how to do things. Just like we use this forum to learn how to use Windows 7.

Their will always be new things to learn with anything computing.
If for some strange reason I could only use one operating system I would prefer Windows 7 but Windows 10 will be a great operating system in time. One can not stop progress, whether it is to their liking of not.

Jack
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07 Mar 2018   #10
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

I have no intention of ever trying to stop progress. The tech industry changes at a rapid pace these days. But, that doesn't mean I have to embrace changes that are sometimes done just for the sake of change.

I've seen a lot of technological advances lately, but I've also seen a lot of steps backwards too. Not just in computing but electronics in general. Taking away user choices, forcing things on to people that are unwelcome to some - switching motion smoothing on in modern TVs by default is a big annoyance of mine. Oh, and removing the headphone jacks from phones. I've yet to find an affordable pair of Bluetooth headphones that can match the sound quality of an affordable pair of wired ones - those are subjects for other forums though. Not everybody has to like the same things just because they're considered "trendy".

I think we can all agree that a stubborn person like me isn't the tech industries target market though. But, I've always thought if something works well, there's no need to change or remove it. There are plenty of advances in the tech industry that have been a big benefit though.

I have attempted to try Windows 10 on many different occasions, but there are just too many things about it which annoy me. Right now, I just can't imagine using it on any of my systems. I'm happy to give it another shot though if things change in future. But, it's been out for over two years now and it still hasn't changed my opinion or convinced me to install it for daily use.

It's trying to do too much for me. I'd rather Microsoft concentrated on the quality, rather than the quantity of features they can cram in - most of which I'll never even touch. I guess that's what modern consumers want though. More features, more, more, more. Many people aren't happy unless they get more these days. They could cram in every option and feature and people would still complain why it doesn't vacuum the house for them!
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