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Now the freebies are over, Windows 7 rebounds and Windows 10 uptake declines [theinquirer.net]
WINDOWS 7 use saw a sharp rise in market share this month at the expense of Windows 8.x and, worryingly for Microsoft, the current Windows 10.
The latest figures from Net Applications’ Netmarketshare [netmarketshare.com] service show Windows 7, now over seven years old, gain a full percentage point to bolster its place as the world’s most popular desktop operating system with 48.27 per cent (+1.02 on last month).
Full percentage point changes are increasingly rare, especially for an operating system which has declined from an all-time high of 52.34 per cent in March.
Meanwhile, Windows 10 use was down slightly at 22.53 per cent (-0.46), not a direction that Microsoft will want to see, although it’s more than likely just a blip.
People have been spoon-fed updates automatically for years from Windows and Mac -- Linux doesn't have that auto-update feature so using it would most certainly ensure that critical updates for many would never happen.
The default is to ask users to allow the update with a notification
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restart in the middle of your surfing like Windows does.
People simply won't, or are unwilling to, jump through the Linux hoops required in order to update the system software.
Thanks. I will pass the link along so he can try to download it again.
When did you last try Linux?