Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:52 UTC
Windows Heck, Microsoft really weren't kidding when they said Windows 7 was the fastest-selling operating system in the world. NetApplications released its figures for January 2010, and it seems that after only three months of availability, Microsoft's latest baby has already hit the 10% market share mark.
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RE[2]: also..
by Devi1903 on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 10:00 UTC in reply to "RE: also.."
Devi1903
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2009-11-05

Not a lot i would think. Those knowledgeable enough to make the switch are unlikely to see any advantage of switching back. Except the gamers, who were unlikely to make the switch in the first place.

I must say i have a little laugh everytime i see these market figures come out. Is it really a true reflection?

In a market where the majority of OEMs come with windows preloaded & consumers are rarely confronted with linux at all.I would like to see more retailers take the step of stocking linux machines.

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RE[3]: also.. - I'll be counted a few times
by jabbotts on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 16:48 in reply to "RE[2]: also.."
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2007-09-06

The real question is how accurate market share estimates are and or browser/OS ID tags as I believe netcraft does it. I know I'm counted at least three times if not five or more simply by the number of platforms I get out through. Also, as a gamer, I'll be counted at least twice (Win for games, Deb for everything else).

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