Linked by David Adams on Mon 17th Oct 2011 17:29 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Well, its not official yet, but Microsoft's Windows 7 has now become the most widely used operating system. . . Windows 7 now has a strong 40.21% share of all desktop operating systems around the world whereas, the usage share of Windows XP has slipped to 38.64%. All this happened a couple of days back (in October). The rise in usage of Windows 7 and the drop in usage of Windows XP has been consistent since the time Windows 7 was first launched.
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RE: "Finally"?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 18th Oct 2011 18:25 UTC in reply to ""Finally"?"
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I thought that was pretty damn quick.

[edit] Interestingly, the post-PC era, introduced with the iPad just half a year later, hasn't really been an influence at all.

At least 99% of the "post-PC" hype is nothing more than wishful thinking. There are the device makers who want to get in on Apple's "sell less for more" business model, the 3rd-party devs who want to get in on the "charge $1.99 for functionality that's been free on every other platform for ages" cash-grab, and hangers-on who desperately want to be seen as technology experts but lack the wits to understand the complexities of real computers & their operating systems.

It's like the "biggest fish in a small pond" syndrome - except in this case, the fish steadfastly believe that their little tidal pool is actually the entire Atlantic Ocean.

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