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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by Gestahlt on Tue 18th Oct 2011 22:16 UTC
Gestahlt
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2011-10-17

Ugh.. If this is again some stupid Linux and Windows war... please consider following:
Windows is quite the thing when it comes to desktops and it is also "the" OS that brought some usability to them. There is more than just OEM and marketing reasons behind it that it is widespread used.

On the other hand i laugh at everyone saying that Linux isnt used by the end-consumer or anything else except servers. Most of the consumer electronics have a Linux behind them. It might be your Router, your TV, your HD recorder or your overexpensive fridge with an 10" Display and LAN connection.

Yeah, you could use (and it is also used) WinCE for these applications, but then again, you have pretty much an overturned profile on how many Windows Desktops are in use compared to Linux based Desktops if you get my point.

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