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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And this is surprising?
by mrhasbean on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:17 UTC
mrhasbean
Member since:
2006-04-03

It (rightly for the main part) received good pre-release reviews and even better reviews at release so those still holding on to Win 2K felt they finally had something worthwhile upgrading to, XP was looking and feeling very tired and Vista was a train wreck.

I would have been more surprised if it didn't reach this level of adoption this quickly.

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RE: And this is surprising?
by umccullough on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:42 in reply to "And this is surprising?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I would have been more surprised if it didn't reach this level of adoption this quickly.


I agree.

Windows 7 is finally something that people generally agree is "better than XP" - it's probably important to note that while W7 adoption increases, those small few who have already fled to "greener pastures" (Mac, Linux, etc.) are not switching back ;)

This would indicate that Windows 7 is finally replacing XP, as intended. Microsoft didn't build Vista well enough to make much impact, but now they've finally gotten back on track with a competitive product to compete with themselves ;)

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RE: And this is surprising?
by rockwell on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 15:16 in reply to "And this is surprising?"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

//so those still holding on to Win 2K felt they finally had something worthwhile upgrading to, XP was looking and feeling very tired//

Are you saying XP was not a worthwhile upgrade from 2000?

Wow, just ... wow.

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RE: And this is surprising?
by Laurence on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 15:30 in reply to "And this is surprising?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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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