Windows 7 still thriving as 10 fails

Lincoln Jones
Lincoln Jones

WINDOWS 7 still remains more popular than it was in the summer, though it is considerably down year on year as we dive into the last Netmarketshare figures of 2016.

Windows 7 stood at 48.34 per cent market share during December 2016, (+1.17 month on month / -7.34 year on year) suggesting that its take up in the enterprise market continues to be a lot slower than Microsoft would have hoped.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3001760/windows-10-fails-to-hit-a-25-per-cent-market-share-as-windows-7-has-another-rebound

Looks like 7 continues it's journey to becoming the new XP. I hope M$ is throwing a huge fit over it.

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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3001760/windows-10-fails-to-hit-a-25-per-cent-market-share-as-windows-7-has-another-rebound
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https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0
http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-is-on-track-for-a-billion-users-but-do-independent-stats-confirm-microsofts-numbers/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/21/linux_mint_hacked_malwareinfected_isos_linked_from_official_site/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/31/linux_kernel_security_breach/
https://bpaste.net/raw/6ebf157f9873
http://archive.is/7FCJq
Anthony Campbell
Anthony Campbell

checkmate atheists!

Alexander Rodriguez
Alexander Rodriguez

Fuck off CIA nigger

Jace Perry
Jace Perry

Windows
I can run NT 6 progs now.

Cameron Williams
Cameron Williams

And OP proved he was retarded yet again. It took Win7 3 years to surpass XPs market share. Win10 has been out only for 1.5 years and is at the same market share rate Win7 was after it had been out for 1.5 years.

Chase Sanders
Chase Sanders

yeah but win7 didn't install itself automatically on unsuspecting people's computers

Jack Green
Jack Green

Not to mention Steams recent Hardware survey showed Windows 10 at 50 percent

Camden Adams
Camden Adams

An opt in survey from a specific service is worthless.

Also

http://www,netmarketshare.com/

You'd think a tech news site would get its urls correct.

Hunter Murphy
Hunter Murphy

If you already have a botnet software, one more won't make much difference

Daniel Price
Daniel Price

nice digits faggit. Also, I thought win10 was already past all the previous windows os?

Bentley Ward
Bentley Ward

A buddy of mine is in the Army. He recently got a Thinkpad x301 or some shit, and had me put Linux on it. Wiping Win10 almost made me ejaculate.

Aiden Reed
Aiden Reed

A buddy of mine is in the Army. He recently got a Thinkpad x301 or some shit, and had me put Linux on it. Wiping Win10 almost made me ejaculate.
faggot

Lincoln Morgan
Lincoln Morgan

Steam is filled with retards who update whenever they see the icon flash. If there's an update for a game, they instinctively press yes in case it makes the game run faster.
They also fell for the DX12 meme.

Jack Parker
Jack Parker

Windows 7 wasn't blatant botnet like 10 though.

Isaac Reed
Isaac Reed

I agree with , Windows 7 didn't have a giant free upgrade offer. Despite being available for free for the first year Windows 10 is merely tracking on par with Windows 7. Imagine how large Windows 7 adoption would have been if it had a free upgrade offer like Windows 10 did. The fact is Microsoft with a giant ad campaign and has had difficult giving Windows 10 away. Had Windows 10 not had the free upgrade it probably would have done worse than Windows 8.

Jace Clark
Jace Clark

Windows 7 didn't have a giant free upgrade offer.
Pretty irrelevant. See OPs post, it is about enterprises supposedly not upgrading, and enterprises almost always purchase software assurance which entitles them to free upgrades.

Camden Phillips
Camden Phillips

You think normalfags even know what that is?

Jason Ramirez
Jason Ramirez

The amount of people I encounter who are forced to use W10 due to being stealth upgraded is staggering.
Enterprises hated W8 for being a workflow and productivity destroying piece of shit and W10 has barely better reception.

Michael Diaz
Michael Diaz

Enterprises hated W8 for being a workflow and productivity destroying piece of shit and W10 has barely better reception.
The only thing 8 changed from a user point of view was the start menu, and that is hardly a workflow and productivity destroying feature.

Hudson Phillips
Hudson Phillips

You have no idea what you are talking about. Metro reorganized large portions of the UI in a completely haphazard and un-intuitive manner. People were having trouble figuring out how to even shut their computer off. The start screen was the least of it's problems. My company refused to have anything to do with it until Win8.1 got mature.

Microsoft took years of slow UI improvements, and tossed them in the garbage, because they wanted a touch interface for desktops.

Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams

Microsoft took years of slow UI improvements, and tossed them in the garbage, because they wanted a touch interface for desktops.
This. They threw out literally decades of their own research on how to make a productive UI and pissed on desktop users.

Connor Gonzalez
Connor Gonzalez

Also, never forget that Windows doesn't count downgrades against windows 10.
https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0
http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-is-on-track-for-a-billion-users-but-do-independent-stats-confirm-microsofts-numbers/

Jose Walker
Jose Walker

Metro reorganized large portions of the UI in a completely haphazard and un-intuitive manner.
You mean the settings app? Because people are constantly changing their display resolution or clock in their workflows?

People were having trouble figuring out how to even shut their computer off.
The same as its always been shutdown /s /t 0 or right click on the start menu, or just left click on the start menu. Also users never shut down their computers, they dont pay for electricity and dont want to have to wait for their computers to wake up. Its a serious issue in corporate environments because security updates often dont take effect till after a reboot. And if you introduce mandatory reboots users bitch that they lost data because they didnt save whatever they were working on.

Stop being retarded, they didnt for 7 either.

Kayden Adams
Kayden Adams

wait for their computers to wake up
wait for their computers to boot up

Brayden Carter
Brayden Carter

Pretty irrelevant.
Huh? Its very relevant. was calling OP retarded because Windows 10 is tracking on par with Windows 7, yet there is absolutely no doubt that the only reason Windows 10 has managed to stay on par with Windows 7 is because Microsoft forced upgrades on peoples computers and gave Windows 10 away for free. Its great that enterprise have software assurance that give them upgrade rights, there is no denying that Windows 10 got a huge amount of installs from the general public because its free.

Free is a much easier sell than a $120 OEM license. Yet despite that clear advantage Windows 10 had over Window 7 with the general public Windows 10 only tracks on par.

Matthew Rivera
Matthew Rivera

Stop being retarded, they didnt for 7 either.
Really? Source that shit nigger.

Isaac Foster
Isaac Foster

Its great that enterprise have software assurance that give them upgrade rights, there is no denying that Windows 10 got a huge amount of installs from the general public because its free.
Again, normies dont buy windows outside of OEM licenses. They pirate it or get OEM licenses. The last time I can remember seeing a non-OEM windows disk at a normies house was when Win95 came out on floppies.

make my argument for me

Angel Young
Angel Young

be a condescending faggot
"i have no argument" projection meme

Jonathan Wood
Jonathan Wood

why wont user make my argument for me

Eli King
Eli King

I don't know or care about how others feel about Windows 10.

I do know that having tried it, I don't like the interface. There's not enough new features or good enough exclusive games to put up with the hassle or the expense, as my OEM license didn't qualify for any upgrade had I opted into it for some god forsaken reason. They also still tie licenses to motherboards and I think they're going to look into Windows as a subscription service like they did with Office.

Tell me, why should I make the big upgrade?

Luke Mitchell
Luke Mitchell

I dont know how to pirate windows
Something even 12 year olds can do

John Phillips
John Phillips

I dont know how to pirate windows
OS installation from anything other than a verified source is not a risk I'm going to entertain.

Landon Howard
Landon Howard

You're retarded. Its still a stock ISO you're downloading. All the hack does is install a phony verification server as a local process and then redirects Windows verification software to point to the phony local server instead of Microsofts

Brandon Bell
Brandon Bell

IIRC, Microsoft offers the Education version from a good ol' FTP server, so you can literally download that .iso and then use any of the tools to activate it.

They also offer a "90-day trial" that you can easily download from their webpage using a fake hotmail address with a proxy or something. That .iso can be activated later on with the same tools as before, and you could even grab an Enterprise version doing this.

You don't even need to activate Windows. If you can stand the watermark and the little pop-up notification nagging you every hour, that is.

Hunter Turner
Hunter Turner

You're retarded. Its still a stock ISO you're downloading.
How can that be verified if it doesn't come from the manufacturer?

That's not worth the annoyance, but that's still made up in the paid version by the forced updates in Windows 7 and beyond.

Lucas Morales
Lucas Morales

Tech team: Hey guys we made a great OS that works on any platform! TVs, cellphones, laptops, PCs, tablets, thin clients!

Marketing: OK now add spyware to it, bloat it to unusability, and also you have to train Pajeet who is your sub-minimum wage replacement. :^)

Ayden Cox
Ayden Cox

Because it does come from the manufacture, stupid idiot, Microsoft for the longest time let you download a stock unlicensed Windows 7 ISO from their servers. Today you can still download unlicensed Windows 8 ISOs from them using the Windows 8 USB tool. Then you just unlock them with Microsoft Toolkit or Das Loader

Thomas Bennett
Thomas Bennett

Make argument
"Yo really? Do you have source on that?"
No
Alright.

Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright

I actually kind of want to upgrade back to Win 7

I prefer win10's UI for the most part, but holy shit the amount of spying it does, and there's even less control over shit in my computer than before.

I don't like it. I want to use linux, but I STILL can't run games on linux without a whole slew of hacks or having to dual boot into windows.

Julian Gonzalez
Julian Gonzalez

I dont know what MSDN is
I dont know how to verify a checksum

Grayson Lopez
Grayson Lopez

Windows 8 had a $10 upgrade offer. $20 with media. So there's that.

Gabriel Ortiz
Gabriel Ortiz

Use a hypervisor and run both concurrently. It also makes it easier to track the network traffic coming from the windows box.

Elijah Gutierrez
Elijah Gutierrez

Also if your a student in most schools you get a free copy of windows 10 enterprise (rebranded as 'educational').

If you claim to be a student you can get a free copy of windows server 2016 (actually three copies) from imagine.microsoft.com your just not supposed to use it for commercial shit. I have used this without even needing a .edu email to register with. I think windows 2016 is kinda confy, just gotta figure out how to make it not ask why its shutting down.

Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez

I dont know how to verify a checksum
I don't, but that's not something I have to worry about with Linux.

Jordan King
Jordan King

I don't, but that's not something I have to worry about with Linux.
hahaha, no
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/21/linux_mint_hacked_malwareinfected_isos_linked_from_official_site/

Noah Ortiz
Noah Ortiz

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/31/linux_kernel_security_breach/

William Flores
William Flores

One thing I'd like to know is how many people have installed win10 only to become disgusted with it and revert back to a previous version. I know I can't be the only one, that's for sure.

Alexander Myers
Alexander Myers

Is there are bare-metal hypervisor that is open source and has a stable version? I'd like to switch over but all I'm finding with a search are paid versions or the """free""" version which is a kneecapped version of the paid version.

Also, does using a bare-metal hypervisor remove the requirement to hook the GPU you'd like to use to a specific guest? Or does the GPU you have get virtualized to the currently running OS? What are the speed implications of using a hypervisor?

Grayson Adams
Grayson Adams

who 8.1 w/ classic shell master race?

Levi Bennett
Levi Bennett

I don't want to update to win 10!!!!!!

I bet you were one of these people that didn't install Vista and used Chrome.

Jayden Bailey
Jayden Bailey

with you, fam. Next step is Linux whenever security updates stop in 2024! or whenever it is

Parker Davis
Parker Davis

free version
I can only assume you mean VMware. Keygens are easily found. You dont have to pass a GPU through to a guest, it can use a virtual GPU (without hardware acceleration) if you'd prefer to remote control it, or pass one through if you want to play vidya or use a monitor plugged in to it. Speed implications are minimal, although as virtualization having lots of RAM is important.

And ESXi isnt open source, it only uses a handful of open source components.

Gabriel Allen
Gabriel Allen

although as virtualization
although as with all virtualization products

Elijah King
Elijah King

I have experience with esxi, hyper-v and xen.

I was not able to get gpu pass-through to work on xen. Works well on esxi and you can hack it into working on hyper-v 2016. Pass-through has the best performance but it is also one to one gpu to vm, in theory you should be able to detach and move the gpu live but I have never gotten this to work.

For accelerated vgpu's on esxi you need either an NVIDIA GRID or and AMD FIRE PRO, these cards cost easely 4x the price of a consumer grade card and the price does not drop as the cards become obsolete.

Microsoft Hyper-V can do "RemoteFX" and it works with any, even consumer grade cards that support dx12 (dx11 for older versions of Hyper-V), but only the server versions of Hyper-V, the pro versions of windows comes with hyper-v but Microsoft gimps it to disable remotefx because they are kikes. Hyper-V server is free (as in beer) to everyone but has a very limited gui.

I prefer to run a normal windows server version and add the Hyper-V role but getting usb pass through is a bitch in normal hyper-v which is totally retarded because we know they have it working well in multipoint. Which brings me to multi point server roll, the best of all worlds (if you can look past its proprietary nature). It passes through usb like a dream (but each 'station' needs its own usb hub) and it works well with remotefx running off a dedicated gpu and displays directly from monitors plugged into the embedded gpu.

Nicholas Anderson
Nicholas Anderson

Pass-through has the best performance but it is also one to one gpu to vm, in theory you should be able to detach and move the gpu live but I have never gotten this to work.
ESXi has never supported this.

John Evans
John Evans

You do know that Microsoft fakes these reports right?

Ryder Howard
Ryder Howard

You can download (or you could) the ISO right off of Microsoft website for free. All you need is a way to activate it.

Believe it's 2023. Linux is my long term goal too, I'm trying to use it more over Windows when I can.

Grayson Gonzalez
Grayson Gonzalez

3 years to surpass
graph shows 2 years
faggot probably went " '10, '11, '12, whelp, dats three!"
Shitskins shouldn't be allowed near computers.

Jeremiah Perry
Jeremiah Perry

graph shows 2 years
let me guess, you were too retarded to google win7's release date and just thought it magically started at ~15% install base.

Ayden Ward
Ayden Ward

Nigger, put this infohash into Tixati (or your favorite modern Torrent client):
66817A94A70EE41BF7B0782CAF5E621F109BE18C

Make sure you get this ISO, exclude the rest to save space or not:
en_windows_server_2016_x64_dvd_9327751.iso

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter because

When it finishes, make sure its SHA256 is:
4caeb24b661fcede81cd90661aec31aa69753bf49a5ac247253dd021bc1b5cbb

If it's anything different, it's not a Microsoft-released ISO for "9327751."

You don't have to get Server 2016 Datacenter. Windows is the same Windows pretty much under the hood between Windows 10 Home up to Server 2016 Datacenter. The difference is a few switches and toggles Microsoft has with the license system, which limits your hardware, concurrent SMB connections, ability to remotely log into your computer WITHOUT kicking your sister/wife off the console, etc.

You can refer to this list for ISO filenames. Also with them are their hashes. So long as your downloaded ISO's hash matches the list, you're not going to pwn yourself in the butt with some cheeky-chink's hyper-malware:
https://bpaste.net/raw/6ebf157f9873

As for Windows Product Activation, I suggest this:
Stick strictly to Windows Server 20, or Windows *Enterprise Edition* (or Professional). You need to stick with editions which act as KMS clients.

To activate KMS client editions of Windows, seek out a FOSS-licensed KMS emulator called vlmcsd. Make a Hyper-V or VirtualBox VM for the vlmcsd floppy image. Make your router give that MAC the same IP. Google how to add a SRV record for _vlmcs._tcp to your router's DNS (or to your DNS server) that points to this VM. Keep this VM running. Any KMS-activated Microsoft product, be it Office or Windows, will activate against the VM automatically if you configure DNS.

If you can't configure DNS for the automagic, you can use slmgr to set the KMS server in Windows, and ospp.vbs to set it in Office.

Enjoy!

Jeremiah Lopez
Jeremiah Lopez

Stick strictly to Windows Server 20...
*Stick strictly to Windows Server 20xx, or Windows xx *Enterprise Edition* (or Professional). ...

Nathaniel Perez
Nathaniel Perez

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter because
*Windows Server 2016 Datacenter because if you're going to pirate Windows, you may as well pirate the most superior edition available.

Not my day today apparently.

Jace Davis
Jace Davis

*Windows Server 2016 Datacenter because if you're going to pirate Windows, you may as well pirate the most superior edition available.

More like the one with the most bloat.

Oliver Baker
Oliver Baker

Most normalfags in my life don't want anything to do with windows 10 specifically because of the spyware.

Most people don't like being spied on. Hell I'd dare to say most people who use Windows 10 went through and shut off all the telemetry. Granted it doesnt disable all the spying but it's not exactly giving them the bevvy of data they hoped for

Inb4 it tracks you anyways and they're tricking you

The better business bureau would have a fucking field day with them if they tried to pull something like that. The BBB are very bored people and they love open shut cases like that.

Jackson Morris
Jackson Morris

most bloat.

That would be Windows 10 Home Edition.

Jack Martin
Jack Martin

Not to mention they just agreed to give users better options in "privacy controls" only to avoid being taken to court by the Swiss.

http://archive.is/7FCJq

Samuel Stewart
Samuel Stewart

Windows 10 is pure cancer and Windows 7 is the lesser evil. I will try to hold out for as long as I can but I know eventually they will pull out every stop to force users to use their spyware.

A buddy of mine is in the Army. He recently made me ejaculate.
Military on civilian, man on man action sounds hot as fuck. Would you mind posting the vid of him slamming it in your ass?

Grayson Wright
Grayson Wright

/leftypol/index.html

Brandon Torres
Brandon Torres

Just buy another hdd.

Jackson Morgan
Jackson Morgan

Wait, I thought the business edition of Binbows 10 would be able to shut off all botnet features. What company would install such shit on their machines. You develop some new technology and microshit steals your ideas because botnet on all your development stations.

Liam Green
Liam Green

tfw still use xp on a few computers
tfw still get updates for it using a meme reg hack
tfw win 7 is gonna be officially supported for YEARS, we will have ddr5 by the time win7 isnt supported officially

linux is just gonna take over everything anyway

Henry Ortiz
Henry Ortiz

On Windows 2000 and XP? Yes, I saw that hack the other day.

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