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[2]: I don't believe that
by bassbeast on Wed 19th Oct 2011 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't believe that"
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I wonder how much of that is piracy? MSFT shot themselves in the foot when they got rid of the $50 HP upgrade option, as I saw many who had never bought a MSFT OS go legit over than deal, when it ended? suddenly it was "Razor 1911 all version pre activated" all over again. BTW Windows 7 is actually easier to pirate than XP! There is a version right now floating around the net that gives ALL versions, from start to ultimate, and it doesn't even need a key!

so frankly it doesn't surprise me that Windows 7 is #1, considering I can go on Craigslist right now and see 6 and 7 year old machines being sold with Win 7 Ultimate on them. That is the easy way to spot the pirate versions BTW, as they ALWAYS seem to go for the most expensive SKU, even when it makes no sense! Who would put a $400 OS on a machine worth maybe $100? stupid pirates that's who.

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