What's up next for Microsoft?

Is a team in place developing on a new OS for the Desktop?

By on July 2, 2013 1:02:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Philly0381

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Another month has passed and I thought I would look at what the installed OSs on desktops for June looked like.  You can check it out at this link, http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0&qptimeframe=M 

I'm not by any means someone who knows how the market trends work or someone with lots of IT background.  I would of thought that by now Windows 8 would be showing a higher market share.  I don't remember the release date but will all of the reviews and betas that folks had a chance to look at it must be coming up on two years.

I've not intalled, used or looked at it other then what has shown up here in the forums.

I'm not looking for the pros or cons of Win 8, rather your thoughts on why the consumers who use desktops appeared to have not generally accepted it. 

I would also point out that I didn't look at what the numbers were based upon, whether new computer buys or upgrades to systems, etc.

 

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July 2, 2013 1:10:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Axe Pee and Win 7 neck in neck.

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July 2, 2013 1:12:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Todays forecast: Widely scattered fail. Followed by continued fail by the next OS.

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July 2, 2013 1:23:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What's up next for Microsoft?

Apparently, they're going to start voiding warranties if they don't approve of what applications you have installed....lol.

 

http://forums.wincustomize.com/446322/page/1/#3377966    reply 8.

 

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July 2, 2013 4:06:57 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Operating System    - Total Market Share


Market Share of Windows 7   

44.37%


Market Share of Windows XP Windows

37.17% 


Market Share of Windows 8 Windows 8    

5.10% 


Market Share of Windows Vista 

4.62 %

 

LOL.... more than a third of people are still running XP.

 

*waves*

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July 2, 2013 4:36:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It's funny that anyone even thinks about it...you know as soon as a "new" OS comes out...the last one will be trashed and the next one will be the greatest thing since sliced bread...security holes and all..sad really.

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July 2, 2013 4:44:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,

It's funny that anyone even thinks about it...you know as soon as a "new" OS comes out...the last one will be trashed and the next one will be the greatest thing since sliced bread...security holes and all..sad really.

If that is the case WibGizmos then why do the numbers in the link above show more than 80% of desktops are still running either XP or Win 7.   Was Vista that bad and is Win 8 seen as just as bad? 

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July 2, 2013 4:57:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Philly0381,
why do the numbers in the link above show more than 80% of desktops are still running either XP or Win 7.
Now Philly, if Giz's mind is made up, don't confuse him with the facts.

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July 2, 2013 4:58:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wonder what Windows 9 will look like. Microsoft should learn from thier mistakes and get rid of the Metro UI and go back to the traditional start menu. Or at least offer the traditional start menu as an option at install. 

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July 2, 2013 6:41:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

MS is consistent in one respect...their odd number OS's seem to be the good ones. Win 7 for one. Prior to that was Vista...Win 6 if you like...XP would be five. Ergo...nine should be a blast!

running away very fast lol

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July 2, 2013 9:32:37 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums
Hey one out of two is good, isn't it?
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July 3, 2013 12:28:00 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It's almost funny that the Market Share of Vista is about the same as the 2 most recent releases of Mac OS X combined.

Windows 8 was written hurriedly for tablets on top of a Windows 7 infrastructure.  Microsoft should have kept Win8 on Tablets and let Windows 7 expand further into the marketplace putting the nail in XP's coffin.

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July 3, 2013 1:06:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good luck putting any nails in XPs coffin. I think that OS will refuse to die. 

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July 3, 2013 11:37:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Philly0381,
Quoting WebGizmos,
reply 5

It's funny that anyone even thinks about it...you know as soon as a "new" OS comes out...the last one will be trashed and the next one will be the greatest thing since sliced bread...security holes and all..sad really.

If that is the case WibGizmos then why do the numbers in the link above show more than 80% of desktops are still running either XP or Win 7. Was Vista that bad and is Win 8 seen as just as bad?

Is that considering everyone or just people coming here? I just made the comment considering things I've read here...I didn't mean that everyone jumped ship...lol If I could afford a new graphics card for my xp rig I'd still be using that one.

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July 4, 2013 8:29:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think consumers are more interested in software than the OS. If it works, why upgrade ...

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July 4, 2013 12:27:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,

Quoting Philly0381, reply 6Quoting WebGizmos,
reply 5

It's funny that anyone even thinks about it...you know as soon as a "new" OS comes out...the last one will be trashed and the next one will be the greatest thing since sliced bread...security holes and all..sad really.

If that is the case WibGizmos then why do the numbers in the link above show more than 80% of desktops are still running either XP or Win 7. Was Vista that bad and is Win 8 seen as just as bad?

Is that considering everyone or just people coming here? I just made the comment considering things I've read here...I didn't mean that everyone jumped ship...lol If I could afford a new graphics card for my xp rig I'd still be using that one.

The link in the OP is looking at total market wide installation of OSs not just the folks commenting here in the forums. 

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July 7, 2013 1:53:19 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I still use XP on a daily basis, and only got to use 7 when DeVry finally upgraded, so I am not at all surprised XP is still around and will be for sometime, though I do plan on getting a 7 computer at some point.

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