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Windows 7: Windows 7 finally overtakes Windows XP's marketshare in the US


10 Apr 2011   #1

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Windows 7 finally overtakes Windows XP's marketshare in the US

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Windows 7 is Microsoft's fastest selling operating system to date. It is now one and a half years old, yet it reached several key milestones quickly. Last August, its marketshare surpassed that of its older brother Windows Vista, and this past December its marketshare was sitting at 25%, while its decade-old elderly sibling Windows XP plummeted to 50%. Starting from this month, it finally managed to surpass Windows XP - it now sits at 31.8% while Windows XP is at 31.55%. The catch? This milestone is just for computers in the United States. However, the growth rates of Windows 7's marketshare and the decline of Microsoft's decade-old operating system remain constant globally and within the United States
Neowin.net - Windows 7 finally overtakes Windows XP's marketshare in the US

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10 Apr 2011   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

today the us, tomorrow the world! (evil laughter etc)

although i suppose that win 7's rise is due to the amount of new pcs/laptops/netbooks being bought - and i would imagine the rest of the world doesn't buy new computers as much as the good old us of a.

so long xp, we 'loved' you longtime, but those days are gone...
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10 Apr 2011   #3

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Agree with you mm, but the US is behind the UK on Windows 7 passing XP.

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Looks like the UK did it in the end of Jan '11.
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10 Apr 2011   #4

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Yes, but MS has got massive challenges.

The days of the old 90 per cent market dominance and ever rising share price are long gone.

They might be able to capture a chunk of the mobile market thru the alliance with Nokia - if they pitch it right.

The words Bolted , Horse and stable door spring to mind.

Strange, really - I believe ms were on the case ( with tablet type devices ) 10 years back - don't know how they managed to miss the boat.
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10 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Kudos for Windows 7! Certainly deserves it. B-)
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10 Apr 2011   #6

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

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today the us, tomorrow the world! (evil laughter etc)
I'm scared, but you may be on to something there MM. nice one.
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10 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

XP's usage share is also declining in my country

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10 Apr 2011   #8

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this is great news when I see XP machines, I think 'sigh, get with the times and move on'. Yes, XP was an awesome OS, but it's time has been and gone. I often have full-time Linux users whining at me "eurgh, it's so featureless" oh yeah? well let's look at the state of Linux ten years ago. People need to learn that Windows 7 is their current attempt, as is IE8 (IE9 is a featureless firefox 4 ripoff). Let's continue in our global effort to get XP and IE6 off people's machines
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11 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

It's set to take over XP overall at the end of the month, or if not, next month.

Edit: Nevermind, article I was reading was showing old stats, thus the summary of it was useless, lol.
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12 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

About time. I was in the minority as I was never a fan of XP. I hung on to Windows 2000 until about 2004 (when XP SP2 came out) then jumped to Vista right away upon its release.
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