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#1 Secured Tim

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

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Windows 8 is getting popular amongst PC gamers. Steam users have been ditching Windows 7, XP and Vista and upgrading to Windows 8 since its launch. Windows 8 has now finally overtaken Windows XP in Steam hardware survey. Windows 8 had a combined market share of 9.63 percent in February, while Windows XP market share decreased to 9.33 percent.

 

With 55.48 percent of share, Windows 7 64-bit remained the number one operating system, followed by the 32-bit version with 13.83 percent.

 

It's a huge gain in comparison to Net Applications data which shows that Windows 8 market share grows to 2.6 percent in February



#2 BinaryChaos

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

That's because Windows 8 can run on 10 year old computer/laptops smoothly and you can download your favorite apps and use them instead of running to your mobile device. In a sense some would say Windows 8 is the initial update from Windows XP. I still like Windows 7 but when Microsoft comes out with Windows Blue I feel Windows 7 is going to take another major hit.

 

Microsoft is really going out of their way to reward those that updated to Windows 8.



#3 WinTunes

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

Win8 is good for gamers because it consumes less system resources.



#4 FalseAgent

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

Windows 8's performance is a huge win for gamers. Literally and metaphorically  :lol:



#5 D7777

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

Gamers are always looking for the latest technology. If Windows 8 would bad, they would still upgrade.



#6 The Alpha Gamer

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

Steam users have been ditching Windows 7, XP and Vista and upgrading to Windows 8 since its launch.

 

Except that there is no proof of that as they could just be buying new PC's and being pissed off that they're forced to have Windows 8 instead of Windows 7.



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