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T18skyguy

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Posted: 06/06/18 10:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ReadyToGo wrote:

So win10 is a terrible OS? Over 500 million machines as of this spring. I guess you will find computers that have issues especially if you have no control over the hardware.
Does anyone think that other OSs don't have problems with their updates? Just yesterday Apple is going to try to incorporate older machines into new OS. Makes one wonder why that hasn't always been the goal.

There is a way to knock out all the silly bloat that MS hands you constantly like all the Creators BS. Go into your network setting and click the metered connection button to on. When you do this MS only installs whats needed to keep windows running smoothly. If you do this it will give you some subsequent warnings about security issues blah blah but just keep your antivirus on and you'll be ok. Their standard updates will kill your pc sooner than other issues.


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Posted: 06/06/18 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ReadyToGo wrote:

Thanks for agreeing with me. Most Macs built before 2012 cannot run the latest OS. That is what, 6 year old computers that can't run the latest OS. Your 2009 computer probably can't run the current OS. PCs that are 10 years old can run Win10. They may be slow but probably not as Win10 is a faster OS on most computers. Win 7 came out in 2009 (almost 10 years) , so the vast majority of PCs had the free update to Win 10.
As far as 43 % also running Win 7 still yet, it has always been a slow upgrade for businesses to go to a new OS. They maintain a lot of legacy applications that need to be test out on the new OS before they can upgrade. Just to give you an example of how slow companies can be for upgrades, I will tell you about the company I was with in 1996. Do you remember the date issue for the year 2000? A lot of programs forced the year to be 19xx and had to be changed. It took the company I was at 3 years to update and test and install the one change across the entire platform.
Your comparison of 46% Mac users on the current (until now) OS is quite misleading. The vast majority of Mac users are individual not business users. You would think that it would be in the high 80%. The market numbers currently show that Windows (all OSs) at over 88 % while iOS (Mac I guess) is at 8.75 %.
My wife still has Win 7 on her computer because like others have posted here, she doesn't want to learn a new OS. This is funny to me as she uses it for one Word document (or Libre) and the rest is Firefox browser things. I put the Icons on the desktop for her so she never sees the OS. She goes back and forth from my computer to hers without having a clue which OS she is using. Basically, just give her an Icon and she is happy.

By the way, you say that Mfgs have to pay to put Win 10 on their computers. Who do you think pays to have Ios on your Mac. You do in the inflated price of a Mac.


I didn't agree with you. It appears that you misunderstood my questioning of an easier post. I was confused by (and disagree with) this statement, Just yesterday Apple is going to try to incorporate older machines into new OS. Apple has always been up front about which machines can run its newest operating systems. For good or bad, Apple has never been tied to legacy hardware like Microsoft. (Exception, when they switched from PowerPC processors to Intel, their new OS releases did support PowerPC for about 4 years. OS X 10.6 was the first of their releases that did not have a PowerPC version.)

It's funny that you allow that Windows users are slow to upgrade OS because they don't like change and at the same time think that Mac users upgrade more rapidly.

BTW, what ever source you use that compares Windows to IOS doesn't know what they are talking about. IOS runs on iPhones, iPads, etc. but not on Macs. If your source wants to lump in all operating systems, then Android would have the largest market share.

About businesses, In July, 2017, betanews reported that 60% of all global businesses use Windows 10. If they are correct, since most businesses use Windows OS, to only have 43% all computers running Windows 10 means that far fewer than 43% of consumers are running Windows 10. In other words, its businesses that are bringing up the market share of Windows 10, not dragging it down.

But the market share numbers are about computers shipped in a given time frame. Another metric would be installed base. Like market share, that number depends on the source. Net Applications puts Macs at 10%, StatCounts puts Macs at 12.4%. Combining market share with installed base, we can see that Macs stay in service longer than Windows based platforms.

Tom

* This post was edited 06/06/18 06:09pm by pulsar *

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jerem0621 wrote:

I bought a Windows 10 Laptop on the cheap last week from Unclaimed Baggage. I am super impressed with this OS. My 2011 MacBook Pro runs High Sierra and this Windows OS feels much more fresh and easy to use. My MacBook Pro is fast so I am not talking about speed.

I forgot how nice it is to have a 10 key pad on my notebook. What are these ports on the side? Yep, VGA, HDMI, 4 USB ports!!! NO DONGLES NEEDED!!! NICE!

Has anyone else found Windows 10 to be really good?

Thanks!

Jeremiah

Wow! An opened minded Apple user!

I'm impressed! [emoticon]


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Posted: 06/11/18 03:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had no problems with Windows 10. In fact, I rather like it. But then, I also liked XP, 8 and 8.1.


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