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New numbers from StatCounter claim that, six months after the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft's latest OS is installed and used on 4.69 percent of all PCs worldwide.

Six months ago today, Microsoft officially launched Windows 8 to the general public and today, Windows 8 is installed on ~4% percent of all PCs worldwide, according to new numbers from StatCounter.

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The company's website, which takes its information based on a pool of three million websites it monitors, shows that for the last two weeks, Windows 8 was installed and used on 4.69 percent of all PCs worldwide. Windows 7, launched in 2009, has a 53.89 percent market share, according to StatCounter. Windows XP, launched in 2001, has a market share of 27.7 percent and Windows Vista, released in 2007, is still being used by 6.06 percent of all PCs.

Microsoft has been quiet about the sales status of Windows 8 lately. The company did not provide any new or updated information about Windows 8 PC sales or upgrades during its quarterly financial report earlier this month. The last official statement concerning Windows 8 sales came in early January, when Tami Reller, Microsoft's Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer, announced that it had sold 60 million licenses for Windows 8, combining upgrades and sales to OEMs for new devices.

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Did Windows 7 get an increase in users? It seems kinda high although i'm sure companies are migrating from XP now.

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I'm liking the desktop part of Windows 8, it looks simple yet modern. Lack of aero was a downside for me at first, but now it doesn't bother me as much.

And I have no problem with Start Menu button :P, as I mostly use Keyboard shortcuts. B)

Metro(Modern) part is not ugly, but it should be added to "Turn Windows Features on or off" with the default option to off

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Well not so surprising...

In the company I work in (200k+ employees) we just "officially" updated to IE8 from IE6 :rolleyes: on XP, it is planned to switch to Win7 for the "future".

Win8 is not a consideration here.

Guess its similar in most companies worldwide...

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companies are not like the regular computer using public..i work for very large company and we too just upgraded to a newer version of ie and a newer version of outlook(outlook sucks by the way)..both ares till far form being the latest offerings of that software..when you have thousands and thousands of computers and then some.... and huge numbers of assorted software programs you cannot afford to buy the newest versions of operating systems to get the most recent bells and whistles... The programs that acompany uses from every thing keeping track of how much toilet paper used at every single office and store to the actual brass tacks of accounting programs to the software that runs cash registers, payrolls, banking and everything else in between just has to work seamlessly and getting an all new operating systems every to years has that nasty habit of making you also you have to get a lot of new software to run all that above mentioned stuff as the old software is not always compatible...so yes, when new stuff comes out, not too many large companies keep totally on that cutting edge for a cost reason and there truly is no reason to do so

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so that means that in one year it will have reached 9.38% and in two years it will be up to 18.76% and going by those numbers it will take just 6 years to be where 7 is and by that time "Windows 12" will have been released. :hehe:

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so that means that in one year it will have reached 9.38% and in two years it will be up to 18.76% and going by those numbers it will take just 6 years to be where 7 is and by that time "Windows 12" will have been released. :hehe:

I don't think it will be around till 2 years from today. :think:

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Microsoft's problem before Windows 8:

"We are not doing good in Mobile side."

Microsoft's problem after Windows 8:

"We are not doing good in Mobile side and PC side."

What it thinks as a solution (Metro UI) is actually their problem and even though I think Windows Blue will win over many, it (Metro) will still be Microsoft's undoing. This is what happens when you do what you think is right, not what your customers think is right.

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Microsoft's problem after Windows 8:

"We are not doing good in Mobile side and PC side."

I read somewhere that Microsoft has made tremendous gains in this section. :think:

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i just want to add this, for companies its not just the software that may upgrade its also the hardware to fit to new win 8 (in OS case) .

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Microsoft's problem after Windows 8:

"We are not doing good in Mobile side and PC side."

I read somewhere that Microsoft has made tremendous gains in this section. :think:

If the source is NeoWin or similar site, then forget about it. :P Not joking. A Microsoft fanboy site or writer will do his/her best to prove that they are doing great.

The ground reality is, on PC, it's awful, and on mobile, until Nokia went out of the way to sell themselves, they were doing poor there too. Right now, Nokia has improved a lot in their standing (as per their standards), but, I'm not hearing any other manufacturer doing well with Windows Phone. Consider this: In Q1 of 2013, Samsung S III "only", sold 70 million units. And whole Lumia series sold just 5 million units.

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well as much as we all do not like MS they still have the lions share of the market..how many out there that are huge gamers run apple and how many businesses run apple OS and exclusive software...MS office pretty much owns and is the standard flag of the word processing markets for home school and office use..that ain't so by luck

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Microsoft's problem after Windows 8:

"We are not doing good in Mobile side and PC side."

I read somewhere that Microsoft has made tremendous gains in this section. :think:

If the source is NeoWin or similar site, then forget about it. :P Not joking. A Microsoft fanboy site or writer will do his/her best to prove that they are doing great.

The ground reality is, on PC, it's awful, and on mobile, until Nokia went out of the way to sell themselves, they were doing poor there too. Right now, Nokia has improved a lot in their standing (as per their standards), but, I'm not hearing any other manufacturer doing well with Windows Phone.

there is a windows phone...really when did that happen???? :rolleyes:

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Microsoft's problem after Windows 8:

"We are not doing good in Mobile side and PC side."

I read somewhere that Microsoft has made tremendous gains in this section. :think:

If the source is NeoWin or similar site, then forget about it. :P Not joking. A Microsoft fanboy site or writer will do his/her best to prove that they are doing great.

https://encrypted.google.com/search?num=50&newwindow=1&client=firefox-beta&hs=iCF&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=Windows+tablets+gain+7.5%25+market+share+a&oq=Windows+tablets+gain+7.5%25+market+share+a&gs_l=serp.3...19175.19175.0.19476.1.1.0.0.0.0.148.148.0j1.1.0...0.0...1c.1.11.serp.S1m3ThpTxm0 :lol:

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That's great. I must admit I wasn't aware about it. However, the info stays in the details:

Despite the good news in the Strategy Analytics report, it didn't project big growth for Windows tablets. It noted:

Very limited distribution, a shortage of top tier apps, and confusion in the market, are all holding back shipments.

And Peter King, an analyst at Strategy Analytics, told Computerworld in an email there were several reasons Surface tablets haven't been big sellers:

"A piece of hardware from guys with no track record of making any hardware successfully, with the exception of Xbox, combined with a totally new touch version of Windows, combined with a high price tag, is hardly the recipe for mass on-line purchasing...Today, distribution is still very limited and there are very few stores where you walk in and expect to see an RT or Windows 8 tablet."

As a result, Strategy Analytics called Windows tablets a "niche" market.

http://blogs.computerworld.com/tablets/22112/surprise-windows-tablet-market-share-jumps-75

However, I'll still say this report as a whole needs to taken with a grain of salt, as other things I've come to know about say that Windows tablet marketshare cannot be above 3-4%

EDIT: lol. This makes my doubt even further:

Global Tablet OS Market Share: Q1 2013

Buy this report for $6,999

:P

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Yep, I take all news and reviews with a grain of salt (hence the :lol: emoticon at the end of my previous post.)

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as many said; some companies and individuals till today still running on XP and just migrating to win7 therefore to migrate to win8 will take time as things happened to windows7 plus don't forget the disadvantage MS has in the market is the fact it is the only fair company which entitles you to uninstall windows if you do not like it and run Linux or any other software however companies such as APPLE or ANDROID force you to use their software and most likely the public is enjoying the features of the hardware more than the software yet it scores a + on reports that this device does not run MS windows

MS rules 4ever; someone convince me how millions or trillions of companies and individuals will switch MS office overnight to something else; not in 3 decades if not more that keeping into consideration we are labelling MS office a failure even.

reports does not proof anything; give me a report on how many unofficial people running the unlicensed cracked windows 8 and add it to the above results and let's speak then

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as many said; some companies and individuals till today still running on XP and just migrating to win7 therefore to migrate to win8 will take time as things happened to windows7 plus don't forget the disadvantage MS has in the market is the fact it is the only fair company which entitles you to uninstall windows if you do not like it and run Linux or any other software however companies such as APPLE or ANDROID force you to use their software and most likely the public is enjoying the features of the hardware more than the software yet it scores a + on reports that this device does not run MS windows

MS rules 4ever; someone convince me how millions or trillions of companies and individuals will switch MS office overnight to something else; not in 3 decades if not more that keeping into consideration we are labelling MS office a failure even.

reports does not proof anything; give me a report on how many unofficial people running the unlicensed cracked windows 8 and add it to the above results and let's speak then

While I agree with your post, you clearly never owned a Nexus device (thats Android), you are free to run Ubuntu, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch, there are even WebOS roms out there.

All it takes is the command "fastboot oem unlock".

If you were talking about the Samsung/HTC whatever devices with locked bootloaders, well then its not Googles Android anymore, its a locked down touchwizzed/sensed/motoblured bloatware.

(even for those there are means and ways to put something else on it, even if its stock Android.)

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as many said; some companies and individuals till today still running on XP and just migrating to win7 therefore to migrate to win8 will take time as things happened to windows7 plus don't forget the disadvantage MS has in the market is the fact it is the only fair company which entitles you to uninstall windows if you do not like it and run Linux or any other software however companies such as APPLE or ANDROID force you to use their software and most likely the public is enjoying the features of the hardware more than the software yet it scores a + on reports that this device does not run MS windows

MS rules 4ever; someone convince me how millions or trillions of companies and individuals will switch MS office overnight to something else; not in 3 decades if not more that keeping into consideration we are labelling MS office a failure even.

Windows being open from start (allowed to uninstall and stuff) is true. However, things aren't so bright anymore. Microsoft forces all the OEMs and motherboards to come with UEFI or they won't be allowed to sell products with Windows on it. That's not it, originally, if I'm not mistaken, Microsoft had also made a rule that all of them should come with secure boot enabled by default, for which, after the public outcry, was changed to just for tablets, meaning, the OEM and MOBO manufacturer had to decide themselves.

And lets not forget what UEFI secure boot does, makes it almost impossible to install any older version of Windows and until recently, any Linux either (I don't consider Mac OS worth mentioning). Not so open here, is it?

I'm not sure about iOS, but if you manage to hack Windows (which is not easy thanks to Microsoft's closed source nature) and root an Android phone, installing Windows on a phone is very much possible, quite unlike how it's next to impossible to install Android on a Windows Phone or a UEFI secure boot protected tablet.

It doesn't end there, as I mentioned, one needs to enable UAC and probably also sign in via Microsoft account to be able to download metro apps, otherwise it's a total no. Android never asked me to un-root my phone or enable some sort of UAC to allow me to download apps from Google Play. :huh:

As for Microsoft Office, well, it's a different story. No one might ever come near it or beat it.

reports does not proof anything; give me a report on how many unofficial people running the unlicensed cracked windows 8 and add it to the above results and let's speak then

This report is not from Microsoft. Meaning, this includes unlicensed cracked windows versions. ;)

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Most people ask to MS[after Windows 8]: Why the F**K you go into mobile OS[from v7 onwards] and create a Hell on PC OS?

And Win8 is creating a tumor to COS!

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Most people ask to MS[after Windows 8]: Why the F**K you go into mobile OS[from v7 onwards] and create a Hell on PC OS?

. . . . . . . . because they want to grow into and remain the richest Organization of the world.

And Win8 is creating a tumor to COS!

Companies do not and should not use Windows 8 unless their IT guys get themselves tech savvy enough - despite of which, if they use Windows 8,they deserve all the grief.

BTW, where do you translate your cancer (I mean - English) from?

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