Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 28th Nov 2012 01:24 UTC
Windows The clock is ticking for XP users, with Microsoft ending support with its final security update after 11 years on April 8, 2014. Netmarketshare's desktop browser statistics show 40% of users are still using XP, totalling about 500 million users (versus Windows 7 at 45% and Vista at 6%). Gartner and Forrester analysts predict that 10% to 20% of enterprise PCs will be running XP after April 2014. Options for companies include: speed up XP conversions, sign up for Microsoft's Custom Support Program for after-retirement support, and add a supported browser to XP to replace unsupported IE8.
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RE[2]: Oh well
by Lorin on Wed 28th Nov 2012 21:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh well"
Lorin
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2010-04-06

Manipulated numbers, most are sold to oem and retail suppliers so most are sitting idle, Microsoft counts those as sales.

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RE[3]: Oh well
by Nelson on Thu 29th Nov 2012 03:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well"
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2005-11-29

Manipulated numbers?

Are you kidding? They have not changed the ways numbers are reported from Windows Vista and Windows 7.

You know Microsoft is a publicly traded company, so manipulation on the scale that you're implying is illegal. It is telling that you'd suggest that there is foul play at hand. It can't possibly be that, you know, Windows 8 is the disaster that OSNews armchair CEOs predicted it would be.

Is Windows 7's marketshare manipulated numbers too? Because that's the consequence of Windows 7's licensing sales (which are reported in the same manner Windows 8's are)

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