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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.
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So how concerned should users be about Windows 10’s default data collection policies? I would say very.[forbes.com ]
By default Windows 10 Home is allowed to control your bandwidth usage, install any software it wants whenever it wants (without providing detailed information on what these updates do), display ads in the Start Menu (currently it has been limited to app advertisements), send your hardware details and any changes you make to Microsoft and even log your browser history and keystrokes which the Windows End User Licence Agreement (EULA) states you allow Microsoft to use for analysis.
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What's about a free OS choice initiative?
The last update has caused one of my laptops to suffer BSOD on a regular basis. Not sure what's gone wrong but a rollback hasnt cured it.
If you give people the choice of which OS Software they want, I would not want Linux to be on the list until it's developers could come up with an auto-update feature for it.Are four ways enough to put ubuntu on the list?