Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:52 UTC
Windows Heck, Microsoft really weren't kidding when they said Windows 7 was the fastest-selling operating system in the world. NetApplications released its figures for January 2010, and it seems that after only three months of availability, Microsoft's latest baby has already hit the 10% market share mark.
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Big deal
by Sabon on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 15:19 UTC
Sabon
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What percent of physical retail space does Windows 7 take up as far as operating systems and computers on shelves? I'm guessing more than 10%. So if you think about that, and that Windows 7 is finally starting to be the first actually good version of Windows, it surprises me that the number isn't higher. But then Microsoft hasn't had too many successes as far as good products in the last five years. The list of mediocre ones is long.

It's not going to happen, but I would be VERY curious to see what happens with market share for Windows as a whole if every computer came with 5 OSs and people got to choose which one or ones they used. My guess is that in much less than five years time the market share for Windows would be down to around 65 to 70% or less. Maybe much less.

Inertia has a way of keeping a huge boulder rolling and in the same direction. Pebbles can break boulders if they hit in the right spot.

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