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6 Months After Vista 11's Official Release the Market Share of Windows Falls to 28% (All-Time Low)

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Summary: Windows market share myths are still being perpetuated; while Microsoft wants the world to believe that 90% of people use Windows the utility of Windows, as seen from the Web, is down to 28% (Android, which contains Linux, is the dominant operating system) and no "new" version of Windows with multi-billion-dollar marketing campaign can reverse this trend

THERE'S still a period of adjustment as two different machines are used for recording and processing in tandem. Nevertheless, I wished to do a quick video response to this article and mention some prior Microsoft excuses as well. The market share of Windows is still falling steadily, Vista 11's share is negligible (as of January it was around 1%!), there are purely technical reasons to avoid it (not only financial reasons), and we assume OEMs continue to ship it partly because of bribery.

"It's quite a miracle that Windows still has any market share left at all."The above video lumps in several other issues like ads inside applications, extensive surveillance in one's local (or offline) machine, not to mention additional dangerous restrictions (risk of getting locked out of one's own computer!), listening devices, and growing levels of bloat which cannot be undone (there's no solution to this). It's quite a miracle that Windows still has any market share left at all.

According to numbers from early April (screenshot is minutes old), Windows has only years left in it.

Windows market share today down to 28%
Vista 11 was released in October; Windows market share (as of today) down to 28%

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