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Windows 8.1 Finally Passes Windows 8 In Market Share 187

An anonymous reader writes "May was the seventh full month of availability for Microsoft's latest operating system version: Windows 8.1 continues to grow slowly while Windows 8 remains largely flat, allowing the former to finally pass the latter in market share. At the same time, Windows 7 has managed to climb back over the 50 percent mark, while Windows XP still has more than 25 percent of the pie, despite support for the ancient OS finally ending in April."
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Windows 8.1 Finally Passes Windows 8 In Market Share

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  • by symbolset ( 646467 ) * on Monday June 02, 2014 @10:16PM (#47151785) Journal
    It is a shame the next update still won't have the promised start menu.
  • dont want it (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02, 2014 @10:25PM (#47151831)

    i dont want 8.1 if it means signing up with fucking microsoft/windowslive id to get it, fuck off

  • ME and Vista (Score:2, Interesting)

    by mfh ( 56 ) on Monday June 02, 2014 @10:32PM (#47151875) Homepage Journal

    I like how Windows follows a SIN curve of customer satisfaction, almost flawlessly. My prediction is that Win 9 will be the next XP, loved by all only to be replaced by Win10 which everyone will hate... and so on and so forth, ad nauseam.

    This kind of business policy is pretty corrupt and if it's not illegal it really should be.

    Each release guarantees problems between users in terms of learning curve. Techsupport bottlenecks each time and they take the brunt of the flak from idealized Microsoft decision making.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 02, 2014 @11:57PM (#47152281)

    Still better than 1% in 20+ years (Linux)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 03, 2014 @03:23AM (#47152829)

    I don't mean to make a pun here when I say you're out of touch.

    People have nearly always put their damned fingers on the screen when they wanted things to happen. Children were doing that before touchscreens got big.

    The big problem is this slashdot idea that if you have a touchscreen then you can't have a keyboard and mouse.

    A mouse (and especially a touchpad) -- that's a crappy interface device for a civilization that can't manufacture good touch devices and program good touch software.

    And yes, I prefer using a keyboard and mouse most of the time. I grew up on it. Same reason I prefer QWERTY, and the same reason I'm good with our ridiculous units of time.

No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.