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Most popular OS for pc and smartphone this Jan 2018

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Post by Aaron Pictus » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:34 am

So at work we collect stats and also reference from websites. Found this pretty neat list of popular OS.
I am keen to see what anyone thinks of it.

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/software ... hones.html

Note that Mac sits just under WinXP which is now the talk. Collegues are butting heads in the office over this :lol:
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Re: Most popular OS for pc and smartphone this Jan 2018

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Post by Rakuen Growlithe » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:45 pm

What is there to butt heads about?

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Re: Most popular OS for pc and smartphone this Jan 2018

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Post by Adagio » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:48 pm

Aaron Pictus wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:34 am
So at work we collect stats and also reference from websites. Found this pretty neat list of popular OS.
I am keen to see what anyone thinks of it.

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/software ... hones.html

Note that Mac sits just under WinXP which is now the talk. Collegues are butting heads in the office over this :lol:
Well I believe many old places like Cern and the likes are still using Win XP in their mainframes because the software for their colliders have been written specifically for it...

This might be why...
It does sound a bit too good to be true though...

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Re: Most popular OS for pc and smartphone this Jan 2018

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Post by Aaron Pictus » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:18 am

Rakuen Growlithe wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:45 pm
What is there to butt heads about?
Right? !

It's silly. All the ux people hate on the developers beacuse they bad mouth apple.

Imo it's just people being bored :P
Adagio wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Well I believe many old places like Cern and the likes are still using Win XP in their mainframes because the software for their colliders have been written specifically for it...

This might be why...
It does sound a bit too good to be true though...
Yeah that's a good reason in almost all cases.
You'll probably even find a majority of the pos systems in retail and other service companies still stick to XP.
Adagio wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Well I believe many old places like Cern and the likes are still using Win XP in their mainframes because the software for their colliders have been written specifically for it...

This might be why...
It does sound a bit too good to be true though...
Yeah that's a good reason in almost all cases.
You'll probably even find a majority of the pos systems in retail and other service companies still stick to XP.
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Post by Leeward » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:51 am

I've seen POS terminals that were still running DOS... :?

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Re: Most popular OS for pc and smartphone this Jan 2018

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Post by Aaron Pictus » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:22 am

Leeward wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:51 am
I've seen POS terminals that were still running DOS... :?
Oh dear :lol:
Let them be. I am sure they have their reasons :P
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Post by ArtyLoop » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:14 pm

Why do we see so many old systems running old OS out there?

Well, I am a coder for a living and I can give you the TL;DR version or I can give you the summarized version:

Technology moves at a pace where OS change all the time. However, there's that niche market of bespoke and extremely technical / expensive hardware that is designed to last, and because of the way its made, it is written to use whatever OS is available at the time. Those products are generally mature and do not change, nor is there boat-loads of money to buy new ones.

Niche market examples:
* Embedded tools and debuggers for embedded stuff
* Industrial machinery and plant

Point-of-sale run DOS because its lightweight and they use embedded PC boards which are cheaper. This will change though, with the proliferation of (insert-name-here)-Pi boards.
At work we use Windows XP virtual machines because of our hardware, being designed to run Windows CE 6.0. The development tools do not run outside of Windows XP (we have had limited success in getting Visual Studio 2005 to run on Windows 7 or above). We cannot upgrade the Visual Studio because it doesn't support the hardware (hardware is discontinued, but very expensive and we rather fix than replace)

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