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Windows 7: 66% of all Windows users still use Windows XP

12 Oct 2010   #31
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi guys.

This type of stuff is usually riddled with obfuscation or sheer ignorance on the part of the people peddling these types of Statistics.

Home users can change their OS or even their entire computers as many times as they want to - and can just do it "when they feel like it".

Managing an OS change say of over 8,000 corporate computers on the LANS of a large International company CANNOT be done in 5 minutes.

Not only do a zillion users have to be trained in using the new systems there are usually a lot of VERY EXPENSIVE applications such as SAP ERP type software that needs to be DECENTLY tested that it will actually work on a New OS and a proper migration path needs to be planned as well. Sometimes the ERP software doesn't perform as expected on the newer OS -- and it can take YEARS also for these companies to actually upgrade their stuff too.

There are also financial considerations -- such as new hardware has to be acquired, software licenses purchased and 1001 items of "change control", planning and fall back.

Going from XP to VISTA was a No No for most corporations -- at the time the hardware wasn't up to it and the other applications weren't ready.

W7 is stable, and runs quite decently on all sorts of hardware so you will probably see some major corporations beginning to plan for a W7 roll out across their Lans -- but this will still take a FEW years to complete.

People need to understand the whole difference between joe bloggs going to a computer store, buying a new PC and installing a whole load of new applications and trying to organise a major OS upgrade in a large corporate environment.

Cheers
jimbo


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12 Oct 2010   #32
DaveSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, that sounds about right!
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12 Oct 2010   #33
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I agree with jimbo45 if I may. To change over form XP to Windows 7 could and most likely will cost a large company a lot of money and time. They would have to leave the XP systems operating while testing Windows 7 with all the application and training there people.
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12 Oct 2010   #34
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Productivity will take a nose dive too. For people that have never used Vista or windows 7, it will take them time to find there way around. Some will catch on quick some won't.
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12 Oct 2010   #35
madtownidiot

 

Most of the people I know who still use xp but want to upgrade to windows 7 either can't afford a computer capable of running windows 7 or have no choice but to stick with xp because that is what is being used at their place of employment
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12 Oct 2010   #36
thomascanty

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I was just browsing through the log files for my web server for the past six months and wasn't at all surprised to find that XP is still by far the most popular OS that my visitors use.

There were a few others on the list that I found really interesting, though:
Quote:
Windows 95: 5709
Windows 98: 4197
Windows CE: 1532
Palm: 358
OS/2: 2
Really? People still use those?!?

I was also a little surprised to see that Vista users still outnumber Win7 users on my visitor list.
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12 Oct 2010   #37
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thomascanty View Post
I was just browsing through the log files for my web server for the past six months and wasn't at all surprised to find that XP is still by far the most popular OS that my visitors use.

There were a few others on the list that I found really interesting, though:
Quote:
Windows 95: 5709
Windows 98: 4197
Windows CE: 1532
Palm: 358
OS/2: 2
Really? People still use those?!?

I was also a little surprised to see that Vista users still outnumber Win7 users on my visitor list.
I find it surprising that the Windows 95 users outnumber the Windows 98 users. Before XP, Win98 was immensely popular.
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13 Oct 2010   #38
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Well thanks to the excellent tutorial section here at SevenForums many members are probably running a duel boot of XP & Windows 7 ensuring compatibility of older software/games that will not run on seven or XP mode (those who have the luxury of XP mode)
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