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Friday, November 04, 2016

Windows 7 and 8.1 Are Gaining More New Users Than Windows 10 (digitaltrends.com)

After Microsoft ended its year-long "free" Windows 10 offer, new installations have slowed predictably. 

But in an unexpected turn, October saw more new installs of both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 than of Windows 10

 Compared to September's numbers, market share increased only 0.06% for Windows 10, while new installations of Windows 7 and 8.1 were an order of magnitude higher at 0.68%. 

According to tracking firm NetMarketShare, Windows 7 is still by far the most popular version of the OS, installed on more than twice as many computers as Microsoft's latest offering.


Windows 7 is a stable, nimble OS.

There is an old saying among handymen, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it!"

Windows 7 was just fine.

It needed no tweaking.

I still run Windows 7 on one of my boxes.

No problems ever on it.

I also use Windows 10.

Between the two there is no discernible advantage for me personally since I am not into "apps."

I never use them accept on my iPhone.


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