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    Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    And on Sunday, Steam broke a record with 13,480,916 concurrent users.
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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Not surprised really.

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    I just build a brand new PC with Skylake. Trying to make Windows 7 work with NVMe is like hearding pumas.

    I guess I have to install Windows 10.

    Congrats MS... your plan is working. The biggest beta test in history.
    Last edited by Ishi; 04-11-2015 at 02:35 PM.

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Pretty soon it'll be the 'OS of no other choice'.

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    I am more surprised that there are still people using Vista

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ishi View Post
    I just build a brand new PC with Skylake. Trying to make Windows 7 work with NVMe is like hearding pumas.

    I guess I have to install Windows 10.

    Congrats MS... your plan is working. The biggest beta test in history.
    Why would you expect a new technology to work seamlessly with an OS 3 major versions old?

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by bridges009 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ishi View Post
    I just build a brand new PC with Skylake. Trying to make Windows 7 work with NVMe is like hearding pumas.

    I guess I have to install Windows 10.

    Congrats MS... your plan is working. The biggest beta test in history.
    Why would you expect a new technology to work seamlessly with an OS 3 major versions old?
    This, all the this.

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    "Windows 10 is the OS of choice"

    Er.. was there much choice involved for the most part?

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    "Windows 10 is the OS of choice"
    You're worried about that bit? I'm worried about the bit where 27% is "nearly a third". I've been doing percentages wrong all this time...!

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    You're worried about that bit? I'm worried about the bit where 27% is "nearly a third". I've been doing percentages wrong all this time...!
    I didn't have to read the article to make my statement

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I am more surprised that there are still people using Vista
    I know I'm responsible for at least four Vista x64 users

    I built a few gaming rigs out of spare parts to loan out a few weeks ago, I couldn't trust the users not to upgrade my Win7/8 retail licences to Win 10 which will effectively tie that upgrade and hence licence to a 5 year old bit of kit. So I made use of the many Vista licences I have!

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    You're worried about that bit? I'm worried about the bit where 27% is "nearly a third". I've been doing percentages wrong all this time...!
    I must try that new school of maths out on HMRC when doing my next tax return. Or maybe not.

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    So it isn't the OS of choice for 73% of steam users...

    Wonderful thing, statistics...
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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    So it isn't the OS of choice for 73% of steam users...

    Wonderful thing, statistics...
    That's what, nearly 4/5ths?

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    i have people i know still on XP mate!!!

    whatever i tell them, they won't move on.

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    Re: Windows 10 is the OS of choice for nearly a third of Steam gamers

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I must try that new school of maths out on HMRC when doing my next tax return. Or maybe not.
    Why not? Every other government department does their maths that way!

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