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Windows 7: Windows 7 Erodes XP and Vista, Is Close to 20% of the OS Market


01 Dec 2010   #1

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Windows 7 Erodes XP and Vista, Is Close to 20% of the OS Market

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Windows XP continues to be the dominant platform on the operating system market, but its user base is slipping away at a steady pace.

Windows Vista was never made for greatness, and its share of the OS market has also been shrinking slowly but surely, not that anybody is paying attention, or would shed a tear for the operating system.

Meanwhile Windows 7 is growing into what it appears to be the platform that will end up dethroning Windows XP.

According to statistics from Net Applications, Windows 7’s market share is on the brink of reaching the 20% mark, with the OS at 19.69% at the end of November 2010.

It’s clear that Windows 7 will manage to grow to over 20% of the OS market by the end of the year, especially considering the strong uptake rate of the operating system, which shows no signs of dwindling.
Windows 7 Erodes XP and Vista, Is Close to 20% of the OS Market - Softpedia

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01 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Dethroning LOL

I am always amused by the wording of these types of articles.

"Dethroning"? LOL

Dethroning an OS that is no longer developed or sold (yes, I know, you can sometimes get a new machine with XP, but you know what I mean) and will soon be unsupported.

The hype and hyperbole these days is to the point of being sickening. Anything to get a click, I guess.

XP was released retail over 9 years ago. What a surprise that it's in decline!
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01 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4Gig View Post
XP was released retail over 9 years ago. What a surprise that it's in decline!
Actually it is. There are a LOT of people that don't want to switch over, and most people just use the OS their computer came with. If computers were still sold with XP, it would be GROWING.

~Lordbob
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01 Dec 2010   #4

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4Gig View Post
I am always amused by the wording of these types of articles.

"Dethroning"? LOL

Dethroning an OS that is no longer developed or sold (yes, I know, you can sometimes get a new machine with XP, but you know what I mean) and will soon be unsupported.

The hype and hyperbole these days is to the point of being sickening. Anything to get a click, I guess.

XP was released retail over 9 years ago. What a surprise that it's in decline!

Hi there

Hold your horses for a moment -- of course XP will gradually wither away but there are still LOADS and LOADS of legacy devices and software which will probably mean XP is still running in Virtual Machines in even 20 years time.

I still have some GREAT old hardware devices that will never get a Windows 7 driver but these work fine on an XP virtual machine.

You won't kill off XP that quickly --although it will be more and more relegated to "legacy apps and hardware".

Even a small netbook these days is capable of running a small XP Virtual machine alongside the HOST Windows 7 system.

The days of Native XP and / or dual booting I think we can agree are numbered.

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
Hold your horses for a moment -- of course XP will gradually wither away but there are still LOADS and LOADS of legacy devices and software which will probably mean XP is still running in Virtual Machines in even 20 years time.
Absolutely right. If nothing else, then XP Mode (which is by the way, a frankly half assed thought out way of guaranteeing XP compatibility) will keep XP in the loop for years to come.

As much as I don't like XP, It's not going anywhere just yet.
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07 Dec 2010   #6

W7 Professional x64
 
 

XP still has a strong customer base. I think that 7 is usurping Vista more than XP.
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07 Dec 2010   #7
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Come on people. This is just another one of those 7 v XP. Put it to rest. If you use XP then good for you, and the same goes for 7.

No body really in their right mind cares one way or the other what is happening between 7 and XP. Those who are bent on using XP until the cows come home will continue to do so no matter what anyone has to say whether it is good or bad.

This is becoming like the silly comparison people like to post about how good MS Windows is over Mac OS X, or (again) the other way around.

Rest In Peace XP you were great in your day, but like all things (especially humans) they get old and fade away. . .
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07 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vinceca View Post
XP Mode is not useful . Most of the time can't be right use .
What are you trying to do, games? Virtual machines have suited me great over the past few years. I spend more time fooling around with virtual machines than I do physical hardware.
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08 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I kinda disagree with the story. I always liked Vista and would be somewhat sad to see it go, given it was probably the most under-appreciated OS ever made (I don't count ME because it more or less deserved the criticism it got).
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09 Dec 2010   #10
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Update: Windows 7 has now reached 25% and is predicated to break even or surpass XP by December 2011. . .this will be a great day in computing an old and trying system is about to be put to rest.
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