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Windows 7: Win 7 Market Share Twice That of OS X, 10 Times........

05 Apr 2010   #11
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

It should be noted as well that in my experience anyway, OS X and Linux users tend to be way more loyal and spirited than Windows users. People who use OS X and Linux genuinely like the operating system and want to use it. They're proud. On the other hand, while that market does exist in the Windows genre, most people using Windows are only using it because its the only thing they know how to use and/or the only thing available to them.

For example, in terms of how well I think the operating system works in terms of the average user, I'd rate OS X ten times higher than Windows. I have both operating systems installed on my computer and most older people (those who have never used a computer before) will have an easier time figuring out how to use OS X than Windows. Not to mention I think the operating system looks ten times better and functions ten times better. Then again, I'm biased. The only reason I use Windows is to play video games. If all of the video games I play were suddenly available on Mac (Yay to Steam on Mac coming soon) I wouldn't touch Windows.


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06 Apr 2010   #12
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

To be honest younger people are really getting sucked into the Apple hype and marketing and are buying Mac's.

So I think in the years to come I think Microsoft are going to lose some ground.
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06 Apr 2010   #13
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

do i count as a "younger person" at 22? i wouldnt have a Mac if THEY payed me!
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06 Apr 2010   #14
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

I never liked apple even when I was 13, that was 5 years ago. :|
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06 Apr 2010   #15
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
I never liked apple even when I was 13, that was 5 years ago. :|
Well considering we are on a Windows site I would not consider use to love Apple stuff lol.

But in college and even younger they are all buying ipod's, iphones, maybe now ipads. I even notice the younger crowd looking at Apple computers at BestBuy etc.

I am kind of worried to be honest. PC makers need to come out with some cooler laptop and desktops. Max out what windows 7 can do!!
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06 Apr 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
For example, in terms of how well I think the operating system works in terms of the average user, I'd rate OS X ten times higher than Windows. Not to mention I think the operating system looks ten times better and functions ten times better.
There used to be a time when the out of the box Mac interface looked very nice and polished...especially compared to Windows XP. However, compared to Windows 7, I find the OSX interface to be very bland and plain. That depressive gray/silver background and same 'ole dock that's been around forever is starting to show it's age.

I see all kinds of people looking at Mac's in the store. But the trend is usually the same. "They are nice, but too expensive". It's something that people seem to want to aspire to owning, but most never take that plunge. I've tried OSX a handful of times and have played with a few genuine apples' at home, a hackintosh and a Macbook...and I simply don't care for them.
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06 Apr 2010   #17
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

since windows is heavily geared towards workflow, productivity and engineering it won't ever be as "hip" as Mac OS. Unfortunately most people don't really use the computer for productivity and to listen to some tunes, and doing a website a Mac is sufficient. but at workplaces you either have cheap computers (clerical work) where the Mac is too expensive, or you need heavy working units for CAD etc. and Mac doesn't even have a machine for that (not even for much money) and doesn't have any support for professional software. I think the Adobe suite is the only professional software for Macs. Everything else runs on PC. In the old days most computers were used "at work" hence the dominance of the PC. now also the people that don't really use the computer for productivity (average Joe) the Mac has a stand. funny thing about Mac users: they always tell us how superior Mac OS is, but the first thing they do is install MS Office and windows. go figure!
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06 Apr 2010   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're right pp,

They don't compare like with like.

I just reinstalled Vista - it runs beautifully.


At least the press learned a lesson. The journalists had a rough time past year or two - pc mags closing, merging, being asked to submit articles for less , etc.

They have realised the contraction in the market , tho largely due to the economy, was not helped by sensationalist negative reporting.

They probabaly thought it would gain them readers - it had the opposite effect - depressing the entire market for hardware, software, related reading , etc.

They have to "big up " the new o/s to try and stimulate demand.

It seems to be working - there appears to be an upturn in pc mag sales ( here at least) and a brisk business in the large book style mags that sell for book prices.

Some journos are doing well out of praising 7.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
...and as we all know after lots of installs and uninstalls and general purpose use....Windows naturally slows down. The average joe doesn't spend the time necessary doing normal maintenance to prevent these issues. Therefore, they often compare their old slow Vista system with a modern Windows 7 system and cannot help but notice how much slower it is.
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06 Apr 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

WOW, I've been sig quoted. Now I have hit the big time
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07 Apr 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL.
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