What Is Your Favorite Version of Windows? I know, that’s a loaded question. For most of the PC users Windows has historically had so very many quirks and bugs, it can be difficult to say that Windows itself has any favorites. But let’s face it. If you use a PC and not a Mac, then you are used to Windows and all of it’s quirks. Today, if you were to purchase a new PC the default operating system is Windows 10. If you have a touch screen, then windows 10 isn’t so bad. If you don’t have a touch screen, then you will probably end up using the Windows 7 interface of Windows 10.

In the history of Windows, if I took a poll, and you are over 40, then your favorite version was WIndows XP. It was finally stable, you could locate all your programs easily, and people liked it. Windows 7 was just okay, and almost everyone hated Windows 8 with a passion. I came across an interesting article in IT, July’s issue, and it appears my friends and clients aren’t the only PC users who have trouble letting go of their favorite version of Windows:

“….As Windows 7 continued to hang onto more than half the world’s Windows-equipped personal computers, it also continued to lag behind the pace of decline of Windows XP at the same mark before its April 2014 retirement. With 29 months left to go, XP accounted for 53% of all Windows PCs, or a slightly lower percentage than Windows 7 in July. While analysts have argued that businesses will migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 more expeditiously than they did from Windows XP to Windows 7 three to six years ago, there’s no hint of that in Net Applications’ data.

Other sources put Windows 7 in the same predicament. Irish metrics company StatCounter said that Windows 7 powered 45.7% of all Windows personal computers last month; Windows XP had accounted for 41.9% of all Windows at the same point in its pre-retirement timeline.

Meanwhile, Microsoft’s replacement, Windows 10, added eight-tenths of a percentage point to its share in July, running 27.6% of all PCs, and 30.2% of all Windows desktops and laptops. By Computerworld‘s calculation — using the 12-month trends as shown by Net Applications — Windows 10 will be on a third of all Windows PCs by January.”

I must say that Windows 7 was one of my favorites, but I am also doing well with Windows 10. I have heard through the grapevine that Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows. The ultimate goal I presume is to have one operating system for all computing devices. Not certain if that will ever work, but I give them points for trying.

Over and out

Your IT Guys