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#1 Ice_Blue

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:46

As of 4:30 p.m. today (GMT-4):

 

6,477 members has voted.

 

Out of these:

 

64% use Windows 8/8.1 (4,127 votes)

 

28% use Windows 7 (1,842 votes)

 

0.1% use Vista (51 votes)

 

0.3% use XP (208 votes)

 

0.4% use Other OS (249 votes)

 

 

Interesting.

This would mean the vast majority of Neowin members are on Windows 8./8.1

 

I had expected from reading the various forum topics that it would be around the same numbers for Windows 8 vs Windows 7 (or maybe slightly in favour of Windows 8/8.1).

 

However, the percentages only add up to 92.8% ? Rounding errors?




#2 Haggis

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:54

the above % are wrong

 

63.7% use Windows 8/8.1 (4,127 votes)

 

28.4% use Windows 7 (1,842 votes)

 

0.8% use Vista (51 votes)

 

3.2% use XP (208 votes)

 

3.8% use Other OS (249 votes)

 

comes to 99.9 give or take for rounding



#3 Steve B.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:56

The percentages must be a bit wonky, because the numerical values add up correctly. Odd.

#4 OP Ice_Blue

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:56

Ah. My bad then.

 

Thanks for the correction.

Back to Form 1 maths.



#5 Haggis

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:58

lol everyone makes mistakes :)



#6 OP Ice_Blue

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 21:00

the above % are wrong

 

63.7% use Windows 8/8.1 (4,127 votes)

 

28.4% use Windows 7 (1,842 votes)

 

0.8% use Vista (51 votes)

 

3.2% use XP (208 votes)

 

3.8% use Other OS (249 votes)

 

comes to 99.9 give or take for rounding

 

Mea culpa.

 

I forgot to carry the decimal point 2 places to the right.



#7 Nick H.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 21:03

Either way, we appear to be a community of tech-oriented people looking for the next piece of tech to mess around with. Who would have thought? :p



#8 DavidM

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:04

As of 4:30 p.m. today (GMT-4):

 

6,477 members has voted.

 

Out of these:

 

64% use Windows 8/8.1 (4,127 votes)

 

28% use Windows 7 (1,842 votes)

 

0.1% use Vista (51 votes)

 

0.3% use XP (208 votes)

 

0.4% use Other OS (249 votes)

 

 

Interesting.

This would mean the vast majority of Neowin members are on Windows 8./8.1

 

I had expected from reading the various forum topics that it would be around the same numbers for Windows 8 vs Windows 7 (or maybe slightly in favour of Windows 8/8.1).

 

However, the percentages only add up to 92.8% ? Rounding errors?

 

Neowin has only 6500 memebrs? That can't be right...



#9 McKay

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:08

Neowin has only 6500 memebrs? That can't be right... can it?

 

Sorry if sarcasm but that's only the people who voted on the poll.



#10 DavidM

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:13

Sorry if sarcasm but that's only the people who voted on the poll.

 

Yes, I just love the "This would mean the vast majority of Neowin members are on Windows 8./8.1", when your sample size is a fraction of the actual users...

 

Maybe it should read, a vast majority of the people voting in the poll are Windows 8 users.



#11 +warwagon

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:34

But 70% of them are using classic shell or start8





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