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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RE: And this is surprising?
by Laurence on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 15:30 UTC in reply to "And this is surprising?"
Laurence
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I completely agree.

It's no surprise that Win7 has broken records when you also take the following into account:
* MS have a huge majority market share desktop OS installs
* more people own a computer than ever before
* Vista was one of the worst received OSs of all time
* and Vista's only major competitor was another MS product from nearly a decade ago (granted there's Linux and OS X, but they hold a fraction of the market share and OS X "requires" Apple hardware.


In fact, while we're on the subject of broken records, BT have a new record on the number of people online in the UK.
Admittedly it has nothing to do with BT's success because they're a terrible company. But they do happen to own a huge market share on the UKs broadband infrastructure and more people are wanting internet access than ever before.

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