Windows 8 Continues to Make Gains as XP's Share Erodes

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AFDozerman

Can I get some sources on those claims?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Sure thing

Windows 8.1 official release date is October 17
Sources; P.C. World, P.C. Advisor, TechRadar, Engadget, Betanews and hundreds of other sites

Have you ever tried Linux?
How about Windows 8 or 8.1?

The source for the claim that people who try 8.1 are also the type of people who try Linux is from Maximum PC posters themselves

The final claim comes from me as you well know, and not by those who blindly follow the wild claims of Microsoft or the NSA

If you doubt that claim, try Googling how many Chinese Windows Users own a licensed retail copy, then look in the mirror and tell yourself that we would never do that here, or in Russia or anywhere else but would only buy a licensed copy and pay for our own enslavement

Is there anything else I can help you with?

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AFDozerman

I diid a quick check while on break here at work, and the only articles I could find on the subject are a couple years old and stated that the issue was that pirated copies are a big issue in China and that they were working to resolve the issue. This, however, doesn't mean that the pirated copies aren't being counted into usershare. It simply means that they aren't being used to put money into MS's pocket. If anything, this is even worse news for XP.

As far as linux and 8.1 goes, yes, I am dual-boooting mint and 8.1. I have also toyed with Haiku, FreeBSD, and Android X86 in the past. This doesn't change the fact that netmarketshare still reports what you used to visit their page regardless of pirated or legit and only reports for your IP once per day. If I use 8.1 one day and Mint the next, and then 8.1 for the rest of the month, my usage is averaged out and I am given a 1/30th sharecount for linux. Completely fair if you ask me.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

That's great

They should be able to report the percentage of "Allegedly" Illegal copies then...

or "CAN" they?

Disclaimer:
I say "allegedly" because the Licensing Agreement is null and void anytime Microsoft uses other peoples sourcecode in their product without consent or compensation

Deceitful advertising is another problem

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Bullwinkle J Moose

DP

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Carlidan

You still haven't proven his point. I don't see any sources yet.
Oh, just FYI, you think the NSA can't get into your linux OS, now who's naive and a fool :).

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Bullwinkle J Moose

FYI

Where did I say that?

Do you have a source for that wild claim?

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Carlidan

Do you really want to go to your previous post?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

If I ever said that the NSA "CAN" or "CANNOT" get into my Linux Box, then yes, please go to my previous post on the matter

Otherwise, please refrain from telling others what they think

It makes you sound like a Microsoft Ad

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Carlidan

Huh? How does that make me a Microsoft ad? Never said anything about it recently besides, if you don't like it don't use it. Just stop complaining about it. It's not going to sway them nonetheless.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Too fast for ya?

Want me to dumb them down a bit?

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Carlidan

Still don't know wtf you're talking about. You can "dumb" down all you want. Half the time you don't make any sense.

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Zanshi

What part of Mr. Moose's comments were anti-Windows? 8.1 isn't officially released to the public in a retail setting, so it's natural to either A) not count it, or B) lump it into the Windows 8 stats (since, you know 8.1 is just 8 with a massive Service Pack applied to it)?