Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: IT's 'love affair' with Windows XP ending, says survey

17 Mar 2010   #1
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
IT's 'love affair' with Windows XP ending, says survey

Quote:
IT's 'love affair' with Windows XP ending, says survey

Admins divorce aging OS, hook up with sexier Windows 7 trophy

By Gregg Keizer
March 17, 2010 04:12 PM ET

Computerworld - Businesses are finally prying their hands from Windows XP as they warm to Windows 7, a research company said today.

"Over the years, IT has had a real love affair with XP," said Diane Hagglund, a senior analyst at Dimensional Research and the author of a poll that surveyed over 900 IT professionals in January. "It was just a great OS. It just worked for them. But that feeling is going away."

According to Hagglund, 60% of those polled said that they were more concerned about the cost and overhead of migrating to Windows 7 than they were about continuing to supporting the nearly-nine-year-old Windows XP. The remaining 40% felt the opposite, that they were more worried about holding XP's hand than migrating to Windows 7.

While the majority is still with XP on this, the trend is towards Windows 7, Hagglund noted. In April 2009, when Dimensional did a similar survey and asked the same question of IT administrators, 72% sided with XP, only 28% with Windows 7.

In other words, one out of every six IT professionals who last year would have taken XP over Windows 7 was won over by the new operating system in the intervening nine months.
And more at: IT's 'love affair' with Windows XP ending, says survey


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 IT's 'love affair' with Windows XP ending, says survey




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Support for WINDOWS XP ending April 2014
When support for XP ends this April, I can understand that no further Security/Enhancement updates will be coming down the pipe. My question is this - If I have to reload my Windows XP SP1 system, will updates prior to April 2014 still be available to download & install. IE: Sp2, Sp3 etc. Or does...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Ultimate Starting & Ending
Hi i am using a laptop few days when i login something new & when signout something new. i don't know what is this messages!!
General Discussion
Love affair with Teracopy coming to an end..
I am in the process of re-organizing mad quantities of files, repartitioning drives, setting up all new backups, erasing dups etc.. Anywho... at the moment, I am getting horribly frustrated with Teracopy, with whom I have been having a brief but passionate love affair over the last few days.. ...
Software
Survey: 45% of IT departments will move to Windows 7...
Survey: 45% of IT departments will move to Windows 7, eventually; 43% refuse to migrate off Windows XP Survey: 45% of IT departments will move to Windows 7, eventually; 43% refuse to migrate off Windows XP | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com Not much reading, just look at the graphs. This is...
News
Windows 7 Survey
A survey is being sent out to beta testers and registered users of Win7. Everyone is encouraged to take the time (20mins or so) to fill it out. There's some great opportunities here to make a real impact on W7's course. "Thank you for agreeing to take this survey about your experience with the...
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:09.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App