Windows 7 installed on 1 in every 3 PCs in the world

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  1. funkydude

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    Thanks for the article! One other thing I have been seeing is that most new Computers are taking advantage of x64 Windows 7 platform instead of x86!

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  3. J_L

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    Great news, the more up-to-date the better.
     
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    IMO...

    I know I only see a small part of the world but 1 out of every 3?? Sorry but I don't buy it. Certainly not in the business world where there is an XP PC on most desks of any company I see. At our work place, we have two Win 7 machines out of 25 or so and we only bought those 2 because we could no longer buy XP (Win 7 and Vista are still not universally supported in business, contrary to what the media tries to say.)

    With Private ownership, I don't have an issue with higher numbers.

    What do I think the numbers really are?? Half of 1 in 3...
     
  5. funkydude

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    These statistics are from statcounter enabled webpages only.
     
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    I have 6 computers, not one of them is loaded with Windows 7. So much for 1 in every 3. :)
     
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    The topic title could be edited to reflect that?
     
  8. cm1971

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    My main computer and my laptop are not part of the 1 in 3 either. :D
     
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    Well I'm 3 for 3! And I have XP on a VM but run it on Win 7 x64 ;)

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    It's the title of the article. No one seems to have an issue when statcounter is used for browser share comparison.
     
  11. vasa1

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    It was just a suggestion.
     
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    All 3 of mine have Windows 7. So do the 15 at work. So I cancel you out several times over. :D
     
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    I'm 2 for 2 here, and happy about it too.... :)
     
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    I say most people are still on XP
    and some even still on Win 2000
     
  15. cm1971

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    Believe it or not but I know a few people that are still on Windows 98.
     
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    Windows 8 is shaping up nicely. I'll just wait.
     
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    XP seems like something from another time and place now... another century...
     
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    Technologically, it may be that old.
     
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    It still gets my work done. If my requirements were advanced, I'd not only upgrade the OS but also my PC.
     
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    +1. :thumb:
     
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    Not hard to believe at all. I still use all 3. Using 98 right now. All of them still work on the web just fine, especially with some of the unofficial upgrades that are available for them. All of them can be secured against attacks from the web. All of them can be set up to fill the needs of the average user.

    The usage numbers mean very little when you look at it. There's more PCs in use now than ever before. Purchasing Windows, you have a choice of one, Win-7, give or take the different "versions". Not hard to dominate sales and usage numbers on those terms.

    If the day comes that I have to purchase a new PC, then I might "upgrade" the OS, but I really don't see it happening anytime soon. Good XP units are available used at really cheap prices, or free. As long as this used hardware is abundant, I won't be wasting money on a new system.
     
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    I am using a Toshiba laptop with WinXP, purchased a few months ago.

    My reason for sticking with WinXP is that I would have to spend about $200 to upgrade some programs that will not run on Win 7 (no new drivers/updates being offered for the older versions).

    Why should I spend money to upgrade to new versions of programs when the ones I have perform perfectly well?

    I'll have to get a newer OS, of course, when a new program I want won't run on WinXP!

    -rich
     
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    I'll just make my statement and get out of the way. :D

    Windows 7 is the very best version I have ever used. I skipped ME and Vista. The former because it didn't move me, the latter for financial reasons.

    Windows 7 just works and works well.
     
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    Just when we all, or most, thought Win 7 was the next best thing since sliced bread, here comes Windows 8
     
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    To reinvent the bread? :D
    I love that apps are HTML5/JS based and not Silverlight based, like Windows Phone 7 is. They say they won't but all I see is the end for Silverlight (and I'm glad!).
     
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