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Windows 7: Windows 7 Soon To Become The Most Common OS (Finally)

09 Aug 2011   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 
Windows 7 Soon To Become The Most Common OS (Finally)

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Even though Windows 7 rocks the socks off the decade-old XP and the lackluster ball of consumer disappointment known as Vista, Microsoft has had a hard time convincing PC users to make the switch to their new (well, two years old) operating system. When 2011 first rolled around, less than one in ten North American PCs rocked Redmond's latest offering. Expect that number to look a whole lot different by New Year's; one leading analytical firm says Windows 7 will be the most common OS in the world by the time 2012 rears its ugly head.
Read more at: Maximum PC | Windows 7 Soon To Become The Most Common OS (Finally)


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09 Aug 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well, it doesn't surprise me Shawn.

We have four computers dotted around our apartment and sharing data with Windows 7's Homegroup has been a breeze.

I always thought XP was good, but 7 beats it hands down in my view.
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10 Aug 2011   #3
MadSupra354

 

I like the sound of this. Even though 8 will probably release next year, people will still be up-to-date with 7. I might even stick with 7, it's caused nothing wrong in my experience with it.
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10 Aug 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It's about time. It's the best O/S I have ever used. I still have people that just won't try Windows 7. You can lead them to the bar and they still drink XP.
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10 Aug 2011   #5
preiius

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

There's nothing wrong with xp. If it is running fine and current machine is fast enough for you, then there is no point upgrading. But when it comes to buy a new machine, it makes sense to upgrade.
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10 Aug 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, "most common" is a matter of definition. I think Symbian is still the most common OS and Android is quickly catching up.
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10 Aug 2011   #7
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, "most common" is a matter of definition. I think Symbian is still the most common OS and Android is quickly catching up.
In the context being referenced (PCs) Symbian and Android aren't even players.
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10 Aug 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, "most common" is a matter of definition. I think Symbian is still the most common OS and Android is quickly catching up.
In the context being referenced (PCs) Symbian and Android aren't even players.
Of course, but I thought the title was a bit misleading. As one of our company lawyers once put it: "It depends how you define the pond in which the fish swim".
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10 Aug 2011   #9
dogbert2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is no reason to upgrade to Windows 8, unless you need 'cloud' features...Windows 7 will run fine for the time frame it is supported in (2015-2019)...
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10 Aug 2011   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Gartner: 94 Percent of New PCs Will Ship with Windows 7 in 2011

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The Apple Mac is steadily grabbing market share, but Windows-based systems continue to dominate the worldwide personal computer market, according to a new Gartner study.

The report is good news for Microsoft, which has taken its licks lately in the mobile computing market. Redmond's well-received but slow-selling Windows Phone 7 OS has yet to catch on among consumers, who are snapping up Apple iOS and Google Android handsets like crazy.
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