“7” Creaking Upwards

According to NetApplications, in July of 2010, “7” had 13.70% webshare. In July 2011, “7” has 27.87% webshare.

Assuming last year 1400 million PCs were online and this year 1500 million PCs were online, those shares come to 191.8 million and 418 million machines, an increase of 226.2 million machines of the 350 million machines produced. That’s only 65% attachment rate, 35% freedom rate. Are there really that many machines free of M$? About 5% are chained to Apple. A good number get XP illegally installed. Even the “pirates” must not like “7” or GNU/Linux is taking over. Unfortunately, NetApplications seems to prefer USA in its stats and then is selective, so we don’t see GNU/Linux counted. They still claim that other OS has 87%. Are people putting “7” off-line to protect it from malware?

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to “7” Creaking Upwards

  1. They replace dead/scrapped machines. If everyone replaced every machine every three years as some recommend we would need 500 million new machines every year, just for replacements. Silly, eh? If everyone used thin clients and kept them 10 years, 15 million would be enough for replacements. At the moment, the world is using a PC for an average of six years so we need to replace 1/6 of the stock every year, about 1500million/6 = 250 million replacements and 100 million extra machines to meet demand.

  2. Ray says:

    Wait, if 1400 million PCs are online last year, and 1500 million PCs being online, why are 350 million machines being made?

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