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OS market share

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Rob1234, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Saw this Operating system market share and was surprised at how little MAC OS share of the market was.

    Windows has such a large market share due to the corporate use which is why I am puzzled by Windows 8 as it seems to be aimed more at the tablet market and does not run that great on the desktop (well i dont like it much!).

    Maybe Microsoft see tablets edging out PCs in the business environment myself I am not so sure.
     
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  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Not at all surprised by the Mac market share TBH - it has it's specific uses but businesses (and business software) seem to avoid it somewhat. As for Win8 I can only presume that MS are thinking that, like XP has been, Win7 will be the next 'sticking point' for the business-use OS and have therefore aimed it squarely at the home market.
     
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    What the chart doesnt show is what % of Windows is used at home. More and more people at home will use tablets over full PCs. If Windows starts to lose the home market i think that would have a knock on effect to the corporate market.
    I hate the Metro interface on Windows 8. It makes me irrationally angry.
     
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  4. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Good point had not thought of that.
     
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  5. jk2447

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    I'm surprised that Win7 has overtaken XP purely because most of the customers I support still have XP workstations.

    OSX has a small share yet Apple has just become worth more than any other company in history
     
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  6. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    I never like it when they say things like that, the company is valued at that price because of its current share price but that can be inflated or change very quickly FB for example had a big share price when it floated but was the company ever actually worth that money? On paper yes but in reality probably not.
     
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  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I see what you're saying mate, still quite some achievement isn't it. I wasn't ever an Apple fan until I bought this flippin iPad3, I haven't put it down!
     
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  8. Rob1234

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    I don't have any Apple products but everyone I know who has say the same as you I didn't like them but now I have my IPhone I can't live without it!
     
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