Last week we asked you which version of Windows you’re currently using. Back in 2010, Windows XP and Windows 7 battled it out to a marginal win for Windows 7. How do things look in 2014? Almost 4,000 votes tell the true story.
3,939 readers voted in total, and these are the final results: Less than 1% of the readers use either Windows 2000 or an older version; 2.5% use Windows Vista; 4% (only!) use Windows 8; 11% currently use Windows XP; 26.5% use Windows 8.1; and a full 50% of the voters use Windows 7 as their primary operating system.
An additional 5% of the voters don’t use Windows at all, but I assume most Mac and Linux users simply didn’t vote in this poll.
All in all, it seems the approaching doom of Windows XP will not affect our readers that badly. Most of you aren’t using XP anyway!
Comment Of The Week
You guys went all out with your comments this week, and made my choice for best comment very hard. While many of you deserved that free t-shirt, at the end, only one person can win. And this week it’s…. Gary M!
Gary made an unconventional case for Windows 8, and even for its unpopular Modern interface. Before you believe everything you read about Windows 8, you might want to read Gary’s and some of the other comments on last week’s poll.
I have been a Windows phone 7 and 8 user so I was anxious to change from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Don’t believe all of the negative tech writers’ opinions of Windows 8, I think it is great. The live tiles give me information at a glance, weather, news headlines, stock market, etc. Of course it is a change from the years old Windows desktop but one that is easy to adapt to and more dynamic. I do not own a touch screen monitor and have had absolutely no problems or issues manuvering through the “Modern” interface with my mouse and scroll wheel. I actually have a 3 monitor setup. Overall I am very glad that I made the transition to Windows 8 (and 8.1).
How Many Apple Products Do You Own?
Last week we gave undivided attention to Microsoft, so it’s only fair to look at Apple this week. It’s been said that Apple might be losing some of its popularity. It’s been said that Apple products are just too expensive. But while all these things are being said, people still buy Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods by the millions. Is Apple really falling from grace? Tell us how many Apple products you have at home!
Done voting? Now hit the comments and tell us which Apple products you own. Is it an old iPad or the newest MacBook Pro? Why did you choose these products over the alternatives? Share your thoughts!
Image credit: Apple products image (cropped) by yardenbe