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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also..
by Lennie on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 00:21 UTC
Lennie
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2007-09-22

If you look closer, you'll see, that of the people fleeing to Windows 7, 2/3 is from Vista users and 1/3 is from XP-users

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RE: also..
by umccullough on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 01:10 in reply to "also.."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

2/3 is from Vista users and 1/3 is from XP-users


I don't see that there... here's what I see:

http://www.netmarketshare.com/os-market-share.aspx?qprid=11

Which seems to indicate XP marketshare dropping faster than Vista...

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RE: also..
by yoshi314@gmail.com on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 07:26 in reply to "also.."
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2009-12-14

i wonder how many people that went from vista to linux and are planning to come back to w7.

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by Devi1903 on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 10:00 in reply to "RE: also.."
Devi1903 Member since:
2009-11-05

Not a lot i would think. Those knowledgeable enough to make the switch are unlikely to see any advantage of switching back. Except the gamers, who were unlikely to make the switch in the first place.

I must say i have a little laugh everytime i see these market figures come out. Is it really a true reflection?

In a market where the majority of OEMs come with windows preloaded & consumers are rarely confronted with linux at all.I would like to see more retailers take the step of stocking linux machines.

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by rockwell on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 15:17 in reply to "RE: also.."
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

Um, maybe 20? Linux on the desktop sucks ballz.

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