WIN 7 STILL LOVED

WHICH IS SOME­THING OF A PROB­LEM FOR WIN­DOWS 10

Maximum PC - - QUICKSTART -

PEO­PLE RE­ALLY LIKE WIN­DOWS 7. The June fig­ures from the an­a­lyst Net Ap­pli­ca­tions show that Win 10 runs 40.4 per­cent of Win­dows PCs, while Win 7 has 47.3 per­cent. Win 10 man­aged to add a full point, but mostly at the ex­pense of Win 8 and XP. If trends con­tinue, par­ity is not ex­pected un­til Novem­ber. Other an­a­lysts dif­fer. StarCounter, for ex­am­ple, is far more fa­vor­able to Win 10, putting it ahead. But all still show Win 7 in a strong po­si­tion.

This is the prob­lem: Sup­port for Win 7 is due to be pulled in 18 months, by which time it’s es­ti­mated that it will still be run­ning on 30–36 per­cent of sys­tems. When Win­dows XP had its plug pulled, it was run­ning on 29 per­cent, and there was a good deal of un­ease then. There is no sign of a com­pro­mise yet, but like XP be­fore it, there has to be. End­ing se­cu­rity up­dates with these num­bers would be insane. In the mean­time, we can ex­pect en­thu­si­as­tic ef­forts to get us to up­grade; let’s hope with­out too much trick­ery and push­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.