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 wigry on Tue 18th Oct 2011 13:23 UTC
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As a proud user of Vista both at work and at home (Yes it actually works! And quite well if drive is properly defragged). This picture is much more interesting:

Unfortunately the statistics start at au 2008, so we cannot see how Vista affected XP. However since Aug 2008, the graph is interesting. It is clearly vesible, that XP crowd tried out Vista but jumped back to XP just to jump back to Vista a month later, so (probably after SP1) the Vista adoption started to pick up but even SP2 didn't convince people so started to fall since oct 2009. One more interesting note - since spring 2011, the Vista seems to be levelling off to 11% ;)

Few more interesting things from the graph. other OSes have been decreasing to non-existance but lately started to raise again. Linux however is STILL at the bottom of the graph. LOL

Edited 2011-10-18 13:35 UTC

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