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Windows 7: Windows 7 powering 21% of corporate desktops; XP still at 60%

20 Jun 2011   #11
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
Whats wrong with running Windows XP on today's hardware? People have different preferences, I might just put Windows XP on a 4-core sytem just for the speed and to run old programs without having to go through the "Run in compatibility mode" stuff.
Just because it is old does not mean it shouldn't be used on today's hardware.
Well if you're talking "today's hardware" that means 64-Bit hardware, likely loaded with XP 32-Bit, you're not using your hardware to it's fullest. You can't even really make an argument for XP 64-bit because finding drivers can be a pain, and some software just doesn't work. XP is only going to be supported for three more years. Honestly its best to just get used to a new OS, and if folks are that hesitant about Windows 7, just make it look like XP.


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20 Jun 2011   #12
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Keep in mind that those figures are for "corporate PCs". It's what drove Microsoft to offer the VM-XP free of charge. Windows 7 has already surpassed XP, in the US, for overall usage. The numbers are 32% and 30% respectively. World wide, XP still dominates and is "thought to be" about 54%. Some place the World-wide number at 31% for Windows 7 and 46% for XP. That's primarily because the numbers out of China, the largest number of PC users in the World, can't be verified with any accuracy. If you're waiting for a bandwagon, it's already here in the US.
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20 Jun 2011   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seems about right, Windows 7 by far is the minority at the company where I work. It's mostly Vista, as that is what OS was out when our machines were purchased. Of course, according to Microsoft we run Windows 7 on all of our desktops because we "had" an enterprise agreement allowing us to do that...but the reality is that we pretty much leave the machines alone unless they crash or have to be reloaded...and then we move them to Windows 7.
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21 Jun 2011   #14
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a feeling about Windows 7 becoming the Xp of this decade, not because of the crappy operating system that preceded it, but more that it just satisfies consumer needs. Which honestly might not turn out great for Microsoft's future profits...
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21 Jun 2011   #15
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

You'll start to see the numbers change rapidly when official XP support has ceased, the same thing happened when Microsoft announced termination of support for Windows 2000.

Win 7 is one heck of an OS, I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of Win 7 users when in 2018.
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25 Jun 2011   #16
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 

I dont know about business PC users but as a personal windows user I'm done with XP. its been over for me. I like alot of the features in windows 7.
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25 Jun 2011   #17
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use Windows 7 at home and at work. Although I was given the choice of XP if I wanted, I chose 7 as XP is outdated by this point and is only going to go downhill from this point on. There are some holdouts but whenever we issues new machines, unless there is some piece of software that does not have a Windows 7 compatible version, we give them Windows 7.
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25 Jun 2011   #18
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The thought that a lot of Local Government agencies, taxation offices, health organisations,vehicle licencing offices etc, are still running XP and an ancient version of IE gives me cause for concern.
These people hold confidential information on me on antiquated software.
Am I right to be concerned?
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25 Jun 2011   #19
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Couple that with all the employees surfing dodgy sites on those PCs, and picking up who knows what. Yeah, I think businesses security is cause for concern. Look at all the big corporations, who you'd expect to have better security, who have had breaches. A Guy
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25 Jun 2011   #20
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
The thought that a lot of Local Government agencies, taxation offices, health organisations,vehicle licencing offices etc, are still running XP and an ancient version of IE gives me cause for concern.
These people hold confidential information on me on antiquated software.
Am I right to be concerned?
LOL... A bit late to be concerned. Most every state and county in the US makes public records available online. Been that way years.

I like to Google and Bing my name about three or four times a year just to see what pops up. You'd be surprised at the info just hanging around out there.
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