Template talk:Windows usage share

Latest comment: 5 months ago by SportsFan007 in topic Question

Missing entries and unverifiable numbers edit


The table is missing many Windows operating systems, including Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 7.5, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. And while these entries are missing, the middle column total is 100%! Does that mean Microsoft has no sold single copy of these missing enties? To make matter worse, the middle column does not have a source either.

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 11:40, 13 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

The source is CSV spreadsheet which a person can download on the StatCounter Global Stats page. The file has more information than the graph on the same page. It does not have all versions of Windows. And it should not. Does somebody use Windows 1.0 nowadays? I highly doubt! And it doesn't matter what Microsoft has sold before. It is not about sales. It is about usage share. The usage of the systems does matter. Windows Phone includes all its versions. They just haven't divided it. Windows Server systems are probably rarely used. I do believe they are used in small amount, which is surely important for the stats too. But I haven't found any stats source which includes all of these systems.
I haven't found any complete sources of usage share that have all contemporary operating system versions of Windows in the list. If you can help here, I appreciate it.
The middle column is derived from the third column by elementary mathematical calculation. I've got the example here Template:Firefox usage share. It is the best example of usage share table I have found so far. Even here https://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2015-06/SquidReportOperatingSystems.htm is kinda messy, and you cannot divide where is Windows for home users and where is Windows Server.
I want to say Thank You, Lisa, for your contribution to Wikipedia. I respect you for that and look for any recommendation or help from your side to make Wikipedia better.
All the best.
Nicolas Love (talk) 23:37, 13 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Hello, Nicolas
And thanks for the kind words.
It is easily acceptable that Windows 1.0 rarely used these days. Saying that Windows Server 2012 has 0% market share is impossible to swallow. Even then, I still don't see Windows Server 2003 on your new CSV source.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 13:09, 14 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Hi, Lisa.
You are welcome.
I highly doubt that somebody uses Windows 1.0 nowadays. And by "use" I mean use in everyday tasks. But, of course, it is possible, maybe only in a virtual machine, and mostly for fun. Also, agree with you about Windows Server 2012. It must be some amount of users out there, but the source doesn't have this system.
There is Windows Server 2003 in the CSV source. Look carefully, please. You will see "Win2003" there.
Good wishes.
Nicolas Love (talk) 14:17, 14 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Ah, you are right. There is a "Win2003".
Codename Lisa (talk) 16:21, 14 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

StatCounter page gone edit

The "all OS versions" page is no longer available, as noted by User:Comp.arch. Currently, the only available alternative is Operating System Market Share Worldwide which only contains "Windows" (no breakdown per version), and Desktop Windows Version Market Share Worldwide which lists the usage percentage of all Windows version (not as a percentage of all OSs, but as percentage of the Windows market share).

So the only way to get the data we need is by multiplying the numbers from both tables. This is more work and makes it harder to verify.

Any suggestions are welcome. Lonaowna (talk) 14:56, 11 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

I've done the latter (multiplying the numbers from [1] and [2]). Lonaowna (talk) 23:17, 20 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Question edit

Why are there obsolete versions of Windows (XP-8.1) that aren’t supported anymore listed here? SportsFan007 (talk) 03:12, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply