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When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:14 AM

With Windows 10 being released today, I marvel at how big and complicated personal computers and operating systems have become.

Do you think we'll reach a point where the public says enough is enough or the professionals who work in these environments say uncle?

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#2 DevMichaelSmith   User is offline

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Re: When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:33 AM

Nah I think even if a demand for larger size even if just in the form of better resolution in the short term we will see faster bus speeds, storage solutions and etc. I keep dreaming of sub nano 3d printed memory that is integrated ssd style into the motherboard. Or quantum entangled bits instead of cables. It is a great time to live for sure but it is going to become very interesting in the future to say the least.
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Re: When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:44 AM

View PostDevMichaelSmith, on 30 July 2015 - 02:33 AM, said:

Nah I think even if a demand for larger size even if just in the form of better resolution in the short term we will see faster bus speeds, storage solutions and etc. I keep dreaming of sub nano 3d printed memory that is integrated ssd style into the motherboard. Or quantum entangled bits instead of cables. It is a great time to live for sure but it is going to become very interesting in the future to say the least.


But what problem does that technology solve in the PC? Computer technology is becoming a technology that demands its advancement to solve the problem of advancing the computer technology.
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Re: When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 04:12 AM

View Postg4143, on 30 July 2015 - 04:14 AM, said:

where the public says enough is enough


The public already has, actually. A few times.

Today's Windows usage looks like this:

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Windows 7 57.85%
Windows XP 16.24%
Windows 8.1 11.38%
Windows 8 3.47%
Windows Vista 2.01%

-- https://www.netmarke...0&qptimeframe=Y


Consider that for a minute. Windows XP still has a bigger share that Windows 8.

Let's go back to a year after Vista was realeased, 2010:

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Windows XP 63.48%
Windows Vista 15.02%
Windows 7 14.46%

-- http://www.netmarket...1&qptimeframe=Y


Oops, Win7 came out that year. Still struggling.

The main thing that drives new Windows adoption is new Windows hardware. When you by a new computer, it comes with the latest and greatest Windows. You don't have a choice. Did you really want that version?

There are a myriad of articles on how to downgrade Windows. And an actual cottage industry in helping you escape a hated OS. Here for $125.

Microsoft actually has the concept of Downgrade "rights": http://www.microsoft...ade_rights.aspx

It's important to understand that most users do NOT want a new OS. They want to do the things they've always done with their computer in the way they've always done them. Now, if you could improve that, great; but does that really take a whole new OS? Or, rather, completely buggering prior look and feel metaphors.

No, Windows drives new OS adoption in a simple, draconian, fashion. They forbid hardware manufacturers from offering older versions and wait for old machines to die due to hardware failure or lack of support.
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Re: When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:12 AM

There isn't a general acceptance of what 'usage' is. Gamers always need more more more resources. Where Linux-Server users hit limitations long ago, because graphical processing isn't important for text only applications. As baavgai pointed out, the public at large was happy enough with XP. However Microsoft needs to forge forward to continue to make money & despite stopping support, it is still accepted & used. At the end of the day, we're just crunching numbers. We just do it at the pace that we prefer, some fast, some are happy with current availability, some are happy with yesterdays availability.
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Re: When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:20 AM

I know I tried a few different Linux distros a few years back and haven't turn back to Windows since.
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Re: When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:22 AM

Even the Navy doesn't want to upgrade. That's why they pay Microsoft $9 Million per year to support XP.

http://www.newsweek....ndows-xp-348114
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Re: When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:46 AM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 30 July 2015 - 07:22 AM, said:

Even the Navy doesn't want to upgrade. That's why they pay Microsoft $9 Million per year to support XP.

http://www.newsweek....ndows-xp-348114


Yeah cheaper to maintain than retrain.
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Re: When Will PC Operating Systems Get Too Big.

Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:49 AM

I think it's more a matter of the development costs of porting their internal applications to a new operating system, rather than retraining folks to use a new OS.
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