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Windows market share is growing




Windows market share is growing, but not because of Windows 10, according to this article on heise.de ( in German ) and latest figures from netmarketshare.com ( look for report Operating Systems -> Desktop Trend By Version ) . This is not what Microsoft wanted to achieve with Windows 10. In the last month Windows 7 + 8 have gained market share while Windows 10 lost.
It seems like people don't really trust Windows 10.

There has been another article on heise.de a few days ago about companies, especially in Germany, hesitating to use Windows 10 for their employees, simply because it violates their rights by sending all kinds of data to Mircrosoft under the cover: data about installed software, URLs visited using the Edge browser, search queries sent to Bing, and even click pathes in office applications.



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Wow - now that I didn't expect - I didn't realize there were that many like me sticking with Windows 7 and 8.1! Now wonder what Microsoft is going to learn from this? Wink
deanhills on Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:31 pm
I think Windows 7 is the new Windows XP, because is somewhat more robust than 10 or 8.1, and people will continue to use it until they discontinue it, just like what happened in XP
restonpiston on Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:21 pm
True, restonpiston,
some day Microsoft will dis-continue support for Windows 7 and then you are on your own and need to decide whether to get Windows 10 or kiss Windows good by entirely and switch to Linux or MacOS.
The Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet actually tells us that support of Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020 - thus plenty of time to continue using it.
amagard on Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:04 pm
I'm seeing the oposite at my company, most new customers will get a windows 10 image and a lot of our existing customers are requisting the update to windows 10.

I've said it before and I will say it again: Windows 10 should be named 8.2 which is packef with a bunch of ms/nsa malware

Telemetry can somewhat be disabled in enterpr editions but unfortunately not completely, at least not without a few registry tweaks and other tricks, see here
Marcuzzo on Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:35 pm
I checked out the stats, and I must say I think the article has a great point. Particularly given that all new equipment come with Windows 10. So in spite of that, Windows 7 and 8.1 still were ahead in growth of Windows 10. There has to be some truth about people changing back to Windows 7 and 8.1. Could be that a percentage of people who changed to Windows 10, only did it to get a free copy, and had planned to go back to Windows 7 or 8.1 once they had a free copy in hand.
deanhills on Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:59 pm
I am not surprised. I still Windows 7 although I had considered getting the 'free' 10 upgrade until I got to use on another machine and seen all that I would lose (including control).
standready on Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:01 pm
Wow.
I never knew Windows 10 tracks so many things.
Did anyone discover any methods to stop it from tracking?
Maybe a well configured firewall can prevent it from sending,
but I could image the log files piling up in the hard disk waiting to send occupied lots spaces.
rx9876 on Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:20 am



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