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Windows 7: Windows 7 pre-release use closing in on Linux

03 Jul 2009   #1
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Windows 7 pre-release use closing in on Linux

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With the release of Ubuntu 9.04 and developments like Moblin and HP's MIE creating quite stir, plenty of people were saying that 2009 would be 'the year of Linux on the desktop.' Not that the statement hasn't been made before, but there appeared to be some real momentum this time around.

Enter the Windows 7 RC. A quick look at StatCounter's most recent data shows Linux use at .71% and Microsoft's soon-to-be released OS right behind at .68%. StatCounter's chart only shows the top 5 OSes, so you'll need to take a look at the raw CSV data to get the numbers.

Things certainly look good for Windows 7, but let's keep in mind that it's still competitive with Linux on price at this point (read: free). Once people have to shell out their hard-earned money for the new OS, will things change or will Linux still struggle to make gains on Windows?

What are your thoughts?
StatCounter data shows Windows 7 pre-release use closing in on Linux




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03 Jul 2009   #2
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

we're probably the majority of that .68% (i wouldn't doubt it.)
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03 Jul 2009   #3
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

meh, ppl like new and if they're getting it free all the better. the web is full of hype for win7 right now, the novelty will soon wear off.
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03 Jul 2009   #4
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt0978 View Post
meh, ppl like new and if they're getting it free all the better. the web is full of hype for win7 right now, the novelty will soon wear off.
What is your opinion of Win 7 and how do you think the public will receive it upon its final release?

I personally think it will be much better received than Vista. If it will quickly take over Win XP users, that im not sure of. Im sure it will take at least half of Win XP users, at least from what i can judge from the betas and RC so far.

I dont know if it will enter the work place soon but Id like to think so. Most work places run XP. Hopefully Win 7 will enter the work place soon.

I dont think Win 7 is all that innovative or ground breaking but I think it is a great OS so far. No complains really. But then again, I dont know anything else than Windows. Ive never tried a Mac OS or Linux or anything else for that matter. Ive heard good things about Mac OS's but most of the public use Windows.
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03 Jul 2009   #5
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BucSox79 View Post
What is your opinion of Win 7 and how do you think the public will receive it upon its final release?

I personally think it will be much better received than Vista. If it will quickly take over Win XP users, that im not sure of. Im sure it will take at least half of Win XP users, at least from what i can judge from the betas and RC so far.

I dont know if it will enter the work place soon but Id like to think so. Most work places run XP. Hopefully Win 7 will enter the work place soon.

I dont think Win 7 is all that innovative or ground breaking but I think it is a great OS so far. No complains really. But then again, I dont know anything else than Windows. Ive never tried a Mac OS or Linux or anything else for that matter. Ive heard good things about Mac OS's but most of the public use Windows.

well i can't deny i like it!! it does have the vista feel but it's more solid. vista got a real dissing so the masses got a bad vibe about it. however, there's real positive speculation for win 7 so hopefully it will win over the xp faithful.
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03 Jul 2009   #6
pop pop

Win 7 RC 64-Bit, XP Pro 32-Bit, Suse Linux
 
 

I think MS not only got this right (with one exception), but may well have hit it out of the park. I've tried just about every OS there is. I have also been a rabid MS basher (excluding their Office apps), so I don't say this stuff lightly.

7 has really impressed me so far. Businesses will not jump fast. Their IT departments will and must run a candidate replacement OS through the ringer before they recommend committing to it. That will be on the order of two years, if all goes well. The keys will not be eye candy, they will be stability, security, configurability, and maintainability.

EDIT: I almost forgot. The one "exception" so far is DRM. It is even more pervasive and maddening in 7 than it was in earlier incarnations. DRM is a whole separate, lengthy, and contentious topic. You can probably tell where I stand.
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04 Jul 2009   #7
Lee

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

Not sure at this point, however, with as good as Win 7 is in RC the final can only be better. And, boy with that much of a jump in linux use MS have just better be watching their back. . .
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04 Jul 2009   #8
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pop pop View Post
I think MS not only got this right (with one exception), but may well have hit it out of the park. I've tried just about every OS there is. I have also been a rabid MS basher (excluding their Office apps), so I don't say this stuff lightly.

7 has really impressed me so far. Businesses will not jump fast. Their IT departments will and must run a candidate replacement OS through the ringer before they recommend committing to it. That will be on the order of two years, if all goes well. The keys will not be eye candy, they will be stability, security, configurability, and maintainability.

EDIT: I almost forgot. The one "exception" so far is DRM. It is even more pervasive and maddening in 7 than it was in earlier incarnations. DRM is a whole separate, lengthy, and contentious topic. You can probably tell where I stand.
well M$ can hardly be blamed for that, they've got their hands tied by the RIAA. Think we can forgive them this one 'exception'.
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04 Jul 2009   #9
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Win 7 i must admit is good.

It just pisses me off that it is exactly what they promised Vista would be.
I, and i'm sure many others, feel royally s***wed having to fork out $$$$ to get Vista SP3.

So i don't. For now Vista SP2 and as soon as a reliable 'free' copy comes online i'll take that without reservations.

Paid MS tax since the 80's they owe me.
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04 Jul 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Linux is simply not ready for the desktop. Plus all my games wouldnt work for it (and no I dont care about using virtualisation software, I shouldnt have to).
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