Dan, 02 Feb 2016Windows 7 will be the same for Windows 10, as XP was to Vista. They haven't learned, and they ... moreThat would be true about w8/8.1, but not 10. W10 for W7 is like W7 for XP. Vista was too futuristic for many hence they stayed with XP, then W7 were more polished and realistic hence many switched over the time. Same for W8 was to much touch focused for many so not good upgrade, but W10 is back again with reasonable balance and actually is good alternative to W7, furthermore free to upgrade. W10 is actually great, people just being reluctant to accept changes.
Wow, the hate against Windows 10 is too damn high!
Using since launch in 3 machines with no problems, and one is a 8 years old core2duo! I do concede that Win8/8.1 was bad but Windows 10 is good, as good as Windows 7. Also DX12 is finally starting.
On Linux security argument: the fact you don't have to use AV on Linux is not an argument on of better security, for various reasons. Most of windows malware targets end-user desktops and notebooks, linux has a low install base, there is no incentive to target such niche. Also the average Linux users are more security conscious, in other words fewer and harder targets. If one really want to target Linux platforms, then most likely to go for servers or android phones, since there is an overwhelming amount of this devices, although servers have much more security and demand more specialized attacks.
Windows security issues would be avoided if users followed the same user default behaviors of Linux dists, like using an unprivileged account, instead of using a admin one, if not leave full UAC enabled, but thats not how Windows users behave, windows weakspot are the users.
That being said, I do believe Linux has a higher security, being open-source is an advantage for security, but not by much. Since I use my PC most for gaming at home Windows is a must ( linux is catching, but not there yet) and I do miss some things, software package distribution (apt/yum) is by far superior than any M$ equivalent.
And most of these Windows 10 installations are forced and unauthorized installs done without the consent and knowledge of users, causing more problems for the end user. Ever Windows after 7 is basically garbage that should be relegated to the landfill.
Windows 7 will be the same for Windows 10, as XP was to Vista. They haven't learned, and they won't. MS will keep pushing and people really will start looking at other operating systems.
Given that many/most large enterprises are still evaluating/piloting/preparing for Windows10 (for those sticking with Windows) - what would the market share of "consumer" desktops be? The aggressive upgrade 'marketing' by Microsoft I would assume might mean a much higher percentage of the 'windows' market ... but not sure if the non-windows market share would be much different as a percentage?
So, would we think the 11% share for Windows10 would be higher or much the same for the 'consumer' market?
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2016Chrome OS?In the "Other" category, along with Linux and other such operating systems.
AnonD-411799, 01 Feb 2016it does not support any google apps.Actually, windows 10 does support Android apps.... just install bluestacks and you can run most apps on your desktop PC.
Dom, 01 Feb 2016Can u tell where exactly is the insecurity ?! for ur own knowledge no operating system is one ... moreI don't have an antivirus on Linux. :-p
And Windows 10 "safe" - I guess you didn't read the news lately. It's as safe as Google and Facebook.
most people revert back to windows7, so this chart shows number of devices installed w10. what if people revert/downgrade.?
AnonD-210527, 01 Feb 2016I don't know about number of devices but 1 apple mac makes more profit than 10 windows phones.... moreApple makes EASY profits because it includes a lot of profits (probably more than 50%) while considering MRP of any of it's devices. You can see on GSMArena that the iPhone 6 has almost ALL it's specs equal to Yu Yunique (Compare link: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone2=6378&idPhone1=7554 ) and the iPhone is priced at over INR 60,000 and the Yu Yunique is priced at INR 4,999. I know Apple has ALL software made by itself, so iPhones 6's preferable price would be 19,999 (including it's work of software etc. and Yunique also runs on 2 Operating Systems : Android and Cyanogen).
That's the reason why Apple gets easy profits (and this also turns into a reason for many to HATE Apple to the core)
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016Die windows ! insecure, often hang, often crash.Can u tell where exactly is the insecurity ?! for ur own knowledge no operating system is one bit safe (expect blackberry they are fucking tight in security) thats why mystical creatures called anti-virus/spyware/malware exsist -_- !
ps, windows 10 is the most safe of all oses but still not enough
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016Die windows ! insecure, often hang, often crash.Windows, often hang, crash and is insecure?? Do you know what you've said! iOS and MacOS is HELL more insecure. Windows 8.1 does hang/crash, I too agree but in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows XP I NEVER faced lag, hanging or crashing (except after Windows XP was discontinued). About Windows being insecure? Do you know on my iPad, I made my cousin ask Siri on the lock screen -"Hey Siri! What is the Password of this iPad?" And...... F***!! IT REVEALED MY PASSWORD TO SOME RANDOM PERSON!! My cousin comes once in 2 years to meet me, so can be called as a random person and also if it were me, it shouldn't tell!!
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016Still at the mercy of elitists with superiority complex who shut out the helpful members. But ... moreWell said. Yes, there are elitists out there, but there are also helpful people who will tell them "shut up, people like you are scaring people away from Linux". :-)
Canonical is really doing their best. Just recently they signed a contract with AT&T to take care of their cloud infrastructure, and that's a lot of money that Canonical can use for Ubuntu as well. Also, it was a bit funny to read that Microsoft lost 5% in their Windows-related business but gained 5% in their cloud-based business - that's Azure, which they are doing together with Canonical. Mark Shuttleworth says they have a crazy demand now and that 70% of cloud-related things are based on Ubuntu.