Windows 10 now losing marketshare, Windows 7 gaining

Stoly

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Other wise a good idea but you will _not_ want to surf with Windows. There are still 'on the fly' attacks that can get your windows box infected simply by visiting a website. Leave the surfing also to linux and you're good.

Are you using Windows Me?
 

heatlesssun

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A bunch of games from the early 2000s. The Max Paynes, Hitmans, Spellforce, all the best Unreal games etc. About half of the golden age of PC gaming ran on <DX9.

Thanks for mentioning Max Payne. I just installed the original Max Payne, I have it in Steam, I've not touched in well over a decade. Not really sure what the impact is about something running in a borderless window is versus true full screen. These games are so old that performance should be an issue. The only problem with Max Payne and Windows 10 is the sound support that's been an issue for DirectSound changes since Vista I'm not mistaken. Found a fix that converted the sounds files and it runs like at champ at 3000x2000 even on my first gen Surface Book.

Again thanks, I played a bit of Max Payne this morning. Great game but wow, 15 years has not served its graphics well. I'd love to see this one remastered.
 
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efishta

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Thanks for mentioning Max Payne. I just installed the original Max Payne, I have it in Steam, I've not touched in well over a decade. Not really sure what the impact is about something running in a borderless window is versus true full screen. These games are so old that performance should be an issue. The only problem with Max Payne and Windows 10 is the sound support that's been an issue for DirectSound changes since Vista I'm not mistaken. Found a fix that converted the sounds files and it runs like at champ at 3000x2000 even on my first gen Surface Book.

Again thanks, I played a bit of Max Payne the morning. Great game but wow, 15 years has not served it's graphics well. I'd love to see this one remastered.

Max Payne ran amazingly on my old phone at 1440p, so no surprise that it runs great on modern PC hardware (including mobile). I do agree with you though, even on a diminutive screen the textures look horrible...
 

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Max Payne ran amazingly on my old phone at 1440p, so no surprise that it runs great on modern PC hardware (including mobile). I do agree with you though, even on a diminutive screen the textures look horrible...
i didnt think it looked too bad at 1200p a few years ago but again...i play old and new games all the time so....
 

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Every time we update OS versions, some old software we used to love stops working. It's annoying as hell. It's not limited to Windows, same applies to OSX - which is why I stoped upgrading my OSX.
 

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Every time we update OS versions, some old software we used to love stops working. It's annoying as hell. It's not limited to Windows, same applies to OSX - which is why I stoped upgrading my OSX.

This shits me to tears under OSX. I love Parallels, but if I have to pay for an update one more time as a result of an OS upgrade I'm gonna ditch it for VMware.

Ever notice how WPS Office is free for every platform but OSX? So bloody annoying!
 

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Stupid analysis of the day: Microsoft has reclaimed its birthright: Windows 10 to overtake Windows 7 within a year (yes, I understand it's click-bait so don't click it... it's crap)

To understand why it's dumb, you need to consider that Windows 10 is only on about 1% of the business/enterprise desktop, which is by far the largest segment of PCs running Windows. http://www.techrepublic.com/article...ot-upgraded-to-windows-10-according-to-study/

Briefly, the growth 10 got in its first year+ was from low hanging consumer segment fruit, and now the virtual flatlining of growth for 10 will take a very long time to eat into 7 until businesses decide to start moving to the newer version.

His trendlines aren't even correct, not that he would understand why from his crappy analysis. Learn2Excel, bro. :p He fails to consider 3 very distinct areas of where 10's growth could come from: 1) the completely saturated legacy consumer PC segment that pushed 10's share to the low 20%-range, 2) new PC sales (for consumers), which is a given but relatively small compared to the overall installed base of Windows systems and 3) new PC sales and legacy PCs in business and corporate environments that are choosing NOT to install 10 (just like with 8).

#3 has particular reasons for being unlikely to change, like disruptive retraining and software/device compatibility testing, and potentially more complicated licensing in a mixed environment. That's on top of little to no benefit for businesses which have no need to indulge MS's failed convergence attempt of grafting a phone/tablet UI onto a productivity desktop. :banghead:
 

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Another month, another data point: https://www.netmarketshare.com/oper...11&qpcustomb=0&qptimeframe=M&qpsp=205&qpnp=11

Since the increases are so small, it's hard to separate out the gains from measurement noise. In December:

Win7* +1.17%
Win10* +0.64%
Win8 -1.11%
WinXP +0.44%

* both of these represent about a +2.5% increase in install base for each. 7 went from 47.17% to 48.34% and 10 went from 23.72% to 24.36%, but month to month comparisons have a lot of noise.

Since ending the free upgrade promotion, Win10 has averaged less than 0.5% a month growth. Those most likely represent new consumer system sales since businesses aren't adopting 10 in any great numbers. Win7 share has been fairly steady since last April. We'll have to wait another month to see how Win10 did during the holidays.
 
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