11-12-2013 09:27 AM
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  1. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Here on WPCentral we were many to believe Windows 8 would reach more than 10% market share by the end of the year and guess what? We were right.

    According to BGR, Windows 8 reached 9,25% market share helped by the 1,72% new Windows 8.1 activations.

    So that's it people, Windows 8 is on a good start and it's a matter of time before it makes its way into most households.
    Chief_Adu and Laura Knotek like this.
    11-01-2013 02:45 PM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    That's nice!
    11-01-2013 03:03 PM
  3. crash1989's Avatar
    I successfully converted my household ... didn't even have to force them, they just loved the new metro UI.

    Mum doesn't need desktop, dad only needs desktop ... Windows 8.1 was a godsend, I sent the tuts to my dad and he was able to boot to desktop directly ...
    Good to see I contributed to the 1.72% of 8.1
    Simon Tupper likes this.
    11-01-2013 03:05 PM
  4. squire777's Avatar
    Windows 8 had a tarnished image right off the bat. There are still people that say things like, "Windows 8 is a total failure" and then when you ask them if they have actually used it they say, "no, but I just heard from...".

    I think it will take off as more hybrids and tablets are sold.
    11-01-2013 03:11 PM
  5. AngryNil's Avatar
    Windows 8 had a tarnished image right off the bat. There are still people that say things like, "Windows 8 is a total failure" and then when you ask them if they have actually used it they say, "no, but I just heard from...".
    Almost calls for another Mojave Experiment, but it will be harder to pull off since people will likely recognise the start screen. Maybe it could work pretending 8.1 was Windows 9.
    11-01-2013 11:46 PM
  6. abel920's Avatar
    No, in a couple of years, Windows 9 will come out and like Windows 7 overshadowed Vista, will do the same thing to W8.1.
    Microsoft is always who make mistakes and by the second time around, they will get it right, and everything will start clicking.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-02-2013 06:53 PM
  7. Editguy1900's Avatar
    No, in a couple of years, Windows 9 will come out and like Windows 7 overshadowed Vista, will do the same thing to W8.1.
    Microsoft is always who make mistakes and by the second time around, they will get it right, and everything will start clicking.
    They already have it right. People just refuse to see that. This is the first OS ever (and I've used them all, starting with Macs OS in 1984 to OSX and Windows from 3.1 (I also use Ubuntu Linux. Just not enough there to use regularly), and Windows 8 is the first OS that I actually really love!
    taymur likes this.
    11-02-2013 07:58 PM
  8. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    The negativity I hear comes from A) People who haven't even tried it and giving it a chance or B) Apple faithful who think that anything other than Apple is bad.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    11-02-2013 09:13 PM
  9. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    The negativity I hear comes from A) People who haven't even tried it and giving it a chance or B) Apple faithful who think that anything other than Apple is bad.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    Which is hilarious because in only a year Windows 8 has almost triple the amount of market share that Mac OSX has. Windows 8. In one year.
    11-02-2013 09:21 PM
  10. cckgz4's Avatar
    Hating just seems to be in people's blood
    Laura Knotek, taymur and HeyCori like this.
    11-02-2013 10:49 PM
  11. Jazmac's Avatar
    Its only going to get better. Stay tuned.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-02-2013 10:56 PM
  12. squire777's Avatar
    The negativity I hear comes from A) People who haven't even tried it and giving it a chance or B) Apple faithful who think that anything other than Apple is bad.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    There is also a lot of hate from the typical stubborn, IT guy who thinks that 2000 and XP are still the best OS's that MS has released. If they had their way everyone would still be on XP with the grey taskbar and plain green wallpaper.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    11-02-2013 11:54 PM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    Here on WPCentral we were many to believe Windows 8 would reach more than 10% market share by the end of the year and guess what? We were right.

    According to BGR, Windows 8 reached 9,25% market share helped by the 1,72% new Windows 8.1 activations.

    So that's it people, Windows 8 is on a good start and it's a matter of time before it makes its way into most households.
    I don't get it. If W8 reached 9.25 % market share, then that's less than 10 % what means you were not right.

    You would only be right if the share increases in the last two months of this year to 10 % or more, but then we just don't know yet if you are right.

    But anyway, who was doubting Windows 8 market share? Everybody buying a new computer and not getting a Mac has Windows 8. Only because many people didn't like Windows 8 doesn't mean that it won't get sold anymore. And now with Windows 8.1 this terrible disconnected mess has become good enough that people really can get used to it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-03-2013 06:57 AM
  14. stalemate1's Avatar
    Does it really matter how many Windows phones sell ? Even at 0.3% market share it would still be profitable and stay in development and production.

    Just as long as I can get my wp phone and ms keeps rolling out improvements and bug fixes I'm happy. I dont care if people dont like my device or if its not popular...what does that have to do with me ? Even if wp makes huge losses I dont believe ms will pull out...they have invested too much into the platform.
    11-03-2013 08:36 AM
  15. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I don't get it. If W8 reached 9.25 % market share, then that's less than 10 % what means you were not right.
    Its not the end of the year just yet
    MDak280 likes this.
    11-03-2013 11:20 AM
  16. Chregu's Avatar
    Its not the end of the year just yet
    Yeah, hence my second sentence ;-)
    11-03-2013 11:25 AM
  17. Xellsama's Avatar
    "Everybody buying a new computer and not getting a Mac has Windows 8."

    Also true vice versa though. It's not like when you buy a Mac hardware it'll come installed with Ubuntu. If it really is that bad people can definitely go buy Macs, they are not that expensive anymore, or even get a Mac Mini, if most people are fine with iPad then Mac Mini is definitely enough. The PC segment is in decline yet W8/8.1 still grabbed way more market share in a shorter time (percentage based on the same overall units).

    I personally really don't see the disconnected mess that you mention, especially now that you can boot to desktop directly. Install start8 or classic8 or whatever if you have to. For me the start page is now my launch board for games and online media. Quite fun.
    11-07-2013 05:07 PM
  18. Chregu's Avatar
    I personally really don't see the disconnected mess that you mention, especially now that you can boot to desktop directly. Install start8 or classic8 or whatever if you have to. For me the start page is now my launch board for games and online media. Quite fun.
    Maybe my sentence wasn't as clear as I thought it was. What I wanted to write is that Windows 8.1 is really an improvement over Windows 8, Windows 8 was a rushed mess which just wasn't finished at all. Basically it was Windows 7 with Metro put onto it. Windows 8.1 changed little, but integrated the two worlds to a much higher degree which makes using the system much more comfortable, also it gave a set of important choices to the user.

    Could you back up your statement with the decline and the share with some data? As it is right now it's just a claim that I haven't read in this context.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-08-2013 01:30 AM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    "Everybody buying a new computer and not getting a Mac has Windows 8."

    Also true vice versa though. It's not like when you buy a Mac hardware it'll come installed with Ubuntu. If it really is that bad people can definitely go buy Macs, they are not that expensive anymore, or even get a Mac Mini, if most people are fine with iPad then Mac Mini is definitely enough. The PC segment is in decline yet W8/8.1 still grabbed way more market share in a shorter time (percentage based on the same overall units).

    I personally really don't see the disconnected mess that you mention, especially now that you can boot to desktop directly. Install start8 or classic8 or whatever if you have to. For me the start page is now my launch board for games and online media. Quite fun.
    I just got a new Asus laptop. It was $940. If I were to buy a MacBook with similar specs, I would pay twice as much. I had Windows 8 but upgraded to 8.1 immediately after getting my laptop.

    My Asus also has a touchscreen, which the MacBooks lack.
    Chregu and stmav like this.
    11-08-2013 01:58 AM
  20. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Well I would like to know were all these phones are was at a party last night and I must have seen 70 or 80 phones, and I am sure I was so the only one with a windows phone.
    I must be to cool for that group :-)
    11-11-2013 03:48 AM
  21. taymur's Avatar
    windows 8/8.1 is actually the best thing I have ever used, the reason is:

    1) it has both the legacy and the fun tablet styles.
    2) its actually windows 7 + really really good search capabilities, and when you are in the documents business, this helps a lot, I kinda don't know where my files are anymore, I just search, edit, send, and close. amazing :P but that's a bad thing.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-11-2013 04:11 AM
  22. stalemate1's Avatar
    windows 8/8.1 is actually the best thing I have ever used, the reason is:

    1) it has both the legacy and the fun tablet styles.
    2) its actually windows 7 + really really good search capabilities, and when you are in the documents business, this helps a lot, I kinda don't know where my files are anymore, I just search, edit, send, and close. amazing :P but that's a bad thing.
    How do you search for files on your device ? I click search and I get bing, I go into apps click search and I can only search for apps.
    11-11-2013 06:41 AM
  23. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    How do you search for files on your device ? I click search and I get bing, I go into apps click search and I can only search for apps.
    select "files"
    Reflexx likes this.
    11-11-2013 12:09 PM
  24. markyjns's Avatar
    I actually moved from the mac to W8 earlier this year after being with OSx for years. 8 and in particular 8.1 is the best OS I've ever used. I installed it on my mac in visualisation just to 'see' after seeing it on a mates computer and loved it, my iPad has now been replaced with a Windows tablet and my mac runs 8.1 about 90% of the time.
    11-11-2013 12:45 PM
  25. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I actually moved from the mac to W8 earlier this year after being with OSx for years. 8 and in particular 8.1 is the best OS I've ever used. I installed it on my mac in visualisation just to 'see' after seeing it on a mates computer and loved it, my iPad has now been replaced with a Windows tablet and my mac runs 8.1 about 90% of the time.
    Macs have all have a beautiful hardware, but I never been able to like OS X. It's just too gray.
    11-11-2013 07:50 PM
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