Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 23:59 UTC
Windows Windows 7 has been out and about for little over a week now, and as it turns out, Microsoft's new baby is doing relatively well. That is, according to the figures by NetApplications: Windows 7 already reached the 3% mark this weekend, and is already closing in on the 4% mark.
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by moleskine on Wed 4th Nov 2009 11:08 UTC
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Windows 7 hasn't really just been out for a week or two.

It's been out for many months now in the form of a public beta and then a pre-release release, it's been the subject of gigantic publicity for a long time in all forms of media, and it's now also the subject of a gigantic marketing campaign by Microsoft itself.

Darn right Windows 7 ought to be doing well after that little lot. The question is, is it doing well enough? The figures look impressive but given the amount of pushing Windows 7 has had, they may not be nearly so impressive as they appear.

I'd suggest coming back in a year and looking at the figures for Windows 7 from more than one angle. The key, in any case, is corporate sales. This is where Microsoft makes the real money and it is too early to say.

In the meantime, we surely don't need to do Redmond's boosting for them. They are rich enough to afford their own, after all.

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