At least in one important market (== China) WindowsXP is still the
majority of PC installs, is very stable and from time to time even
growing (see worldwide Unity Webplayer stats here where XP hovers
around 40%: http://stats.unity3d.com/web/).
If MS allows free upgrades of these XP installs to Windows 10 that may
finally change slowly but in my opinion it is important to not forget
about Windows XP just yet (even though MS itself and some (all?) GPU
vendors don't support it any longer).
On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 12:17 AM, Ben Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That may also have something to do with some people's fundamental objections
> to Win8 and its redesign; and their insistence to install Win7 on top of
> Win8 rather than anything else. Hopefully Windows 10 will go better.
> Its a common problem with OS tied browsers; Apple has it with Safari (though
> they are better at getting people to upgrade); the Andorid browser and IE.
> Edge appears to be decoupled from OS updates (post Win10); like Chrome now
> is on Android (via Store) so hopefully things should be better moving
> On 19 June 2015 at 23:02, Florian Bösch <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Point was to illustrate that OS'es are clingy. Win7 has steadfastly failed
>> to buckle by both the introduction of Win8 and Win8.1. Win8 canibalized XP
>> and Win8.1 canibalized XP and Win8, but they didn't make even a dent in
>> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 11:59 PM, Ben Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Windows Vista was released 8 years ago? Are the Windows XP users likely
>>> to be able to run WebGL with any performance or at all? Windows 7 was 6
>>> years ago; which is probably asks the same about Vista users.
>>> On 19 June 2015 at 22:50, Florian Bösch <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm sure the free 10 upgrade helps, somewhat. However over 50% of users
>>>> are still using Win7, 16% are using Win8.1, 10% are using WinXP and 3% are
>>>> using Vista, and those are absolute numbers for desktops. Relative to
>>>> windows users it'd be more.
>>>> Operating systems tend not to be updated by users very often and tend to
>>>> be clingy. Before Win7 users just didn't give up WinXP (certainly not for
>>>> Vista) and it took until 3 years after the introduction of Win7 that XP
>>>> wasn't the most used windows anymore.
>>>> It just seems to me to be overly optimistic to expect OS upgrades (even
>>>> if free) to solve all browser upgrade woes.