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Windows 7: Windows 7 overtakes Windows Vista in market share


03 Aug 2010   #1
JMH

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Windows 7 overtakes Windows Vista in market share

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Last month, Windows 7 passed Windows Vista in market share, according to Netmarketshare.com. One year after Windows 7 hit RTM and nine months after it was released, Microsoft's newest OS managed to acquire more users than its predecessor. The operating system reached the 10 percent market share mark four months ago, and just last week Microsoft announced it had sold 175 million licenses so far.


If we take a look at the last 12 months, it's very clear that Windows 7 is surging forward. Meanwhile, Windows Vista has lost about four and a half percent in the last year, while Windows XP has lost almost 10 percent. Mac OS, meanwhile, has gained almost a fifth of a percent and Linux last month lost its recent gains.


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Windows 7 overtakes Windows Vista in market share


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03 Aug 2010   #2

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Wahoooo! Finally! Next target: Windows XP!

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04 Aug 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Wahoooo! Finally! Next target: Windows XP!

That will take a while but yeah. Thing Windows 7 will get the next XP actually since we still dont have SP2 out yet and that will do alots to the market since then alots of bugs and compatible modes most likley will be sorted aswell.

Unless MS comes out with a new OS in the next year (would be stupid thought).
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05 Aug 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legaia View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Wahoooo! Finally! Next target: Windows XP!

That will take a while but yeah. Thing Windows 7 will get the next XP actually since we still dont have SP2 out yet and that will do alots to the market since then alots of bugs and compatible modes most likley will be sorted aswell.

Unless MS comes out with a new OS in the next year (would be stupid thought).
AFAIK, there are no outstanding bugs in Windows 7. A lot of businesses do wait for the first SP before switching to a new OS, so that should give it a speed boost.

Between Windows 7 and Windows 8 (due out 2012 I believe), XP's market share needs to be overcome so that we can move on to newer and better tech, and stop having to fuss over compatibility with a 9-year-old OS.
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05 Aug 2010   #5

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I never understood why any body used Vista. With all the problems I read about Vista I jumped over it and went to Windows 7. IMHO M/S will not release Windows 8 as long as the sales of Windows 7 is doing so good. There will also have to be a big jump from after market program companies to get off there dead aaases and get going on 64 bit. IMHO Windows 8 will be on the most part 64 bit. I will bet there is a 128 bit system locked in a safe at M/S just waiting for the proper market timing. XP no longer brings M/S the large sums of money it use to and will go away sooner than some think. There for Windows 7 will get more market share big time. Microsoft leads and others follow. PS. I don't have any investment in or work for Microsoft but wish I did.
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05 Aug 2010   #6
JMH

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I never understood why any body used Vista. With all the problems I read about Vista I jumped over it and went to Windows 7. Microsoft

IMHO Vista was / is a very good OS. Don't believe all you read. There are lots of people out there who purchased Vista on a new computer with the recommended specs who have never had any problems.
Bad news is always newsworthy.......

My Vista Ultimate laptop is still my "work horse." My Windows 7 Ultimate currently languishes. Yes I know that will change.......but I do love my Vista OS.
In my experience Vista's most virulent critics are those who NEVER used it.
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05 Aug 2010   #7

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That graph looks like it was made by a kindergartner with some crayons.
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05 Aug 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I never understood why any body used Vista. With all the problems I read about Vista I jumped over it and went to Windows 7. Microsoft

IMHO Vista was / is a very good OS. Don't believe all you read. There are lots of people out there who purchased Vista on a new computer with the recommended specs who have never had any problems.
Bad news is always newsworthy.......

My Vista Ultimate laptop is still my "work horse." My Windows 7 Ultimate currently languishes. Yes I know that will change.......but I do love my Vista OS.
In my experience Vista's most virulent critics are those who NEVER used it.
Very true! Those who've told me over the years that Vista was trash, were either XP users or Mac users that had never even seen Vista in action.
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05 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I never understood why any body used Vista. With all the problems I read about Vista I jumped over it and went to Windows 7. Microsoft
IMHO Vista was / is a very good OS. Don't believe all you read. There are lots of people out there who purchased Vista on a new computer with the recommended specs who have never had any problems.
Bad news is always newsworthy.......
I agree with you JMH, however I had bad experiences with Vista. I bought Vista and never got it working on my 2 Dell computers. Dell certified them Vista Ready. My mother bought a laptop with Vista and has had nothing but problems. (To be upgraded this month).

I went back to Windows XP on my Dell machines after fighting with Vista for 9 months. I then went from XP to 7 and I have not had any issues. Just my 2 cents.
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07 Aug 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I never understood why any body used Vista. With all the problems I read about Vista I jumped over it and went to Windows 7.

I never understood why any body would bash a perfectly Good OS, that they themselves have never tried.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Vista. I used it for years and never had any serious issues.

Many people were trying to run it on computers that could barely run XP.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post

IMHO Vista was / is a very good OS. Don't believe all you read. There are lots of people out there who purchased Vista on a new computer with the recommended specs who have never had any problems.
Bad news is always newsworthy.......

My Vista Ultimate laptop is still my "work horse." My Windows 7 Ultimate currently languishes. Yes I know that will change.......but I do love my Vista OS.
In my experience Vista's most virulent critics are those who NEVER used it.
Well said and very true...


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post

Very true! Those who've told me over the years that Vista was trash, were either XP users or Mac users that had never even seen Vista in action.
I've experienced the same scenario.
Most people can't tell you why they don't like vista, except someone said it wasn't good.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post

I agree with you JMH, however I had bad experiences with Vista. I bought Vista and never got it working on my 2 Dell computers. Dell certified them Vista Ready. My mother bought a laptop with Vista and has had nothing but problems. (To be upgraded this month).

I went back to Windows XP on my Dell machines after fighting with Vista for 9 months. I then went from XP to 7 and I have not had any issues. Just my 2 cents.
What were the bad experiences?

Must have been before you found Windows Vista Forums
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