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Windows 7: Win 7 Market Share Twice That of OS X, 10 Times........

02 Apr 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Win 7 Market Share Twice That of OS X, 10 Times........

Windows 7 Market Share Twice That of OS X, 10 Times That of Linux.

At the end of March 2010, there were twice as many computers running Windows 7 as machines with Mac OS X installed, although the latest iteration of the Windows client was released to the market just five months ago. According to statistics from Net Applications, Windows 7 currently accounts for no less than 10.23% of the OS market, having grown from 8.92% at the end of February 2010. The data provided by the Internet metrics company also indicates that Windows 7ís market share is tenfold that of all Linux distributions put together. The Linux market share grew from 0.98% to 1.03% in the past two months, that of Mac OS X from 5.02% to 5.33%.
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Windows 7 Market Share Twice That of OS X, 10 Times That of Linux - Vista?s successor has passed the 10% usage share mark - Softpedia

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04 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

93.64% of computers are running Microsoft Windows. This just shows how windows completely dominates the computer market. Microsoft will probably rule the computer market for decades to come.
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04 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Google is coming
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04 Apr 2010   #4

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Even if Google puts out a halve way decent OS it still will not match Microsoft in power. People and business are not going to just jump over to Google because they put out an OS. And, if Google puts one out the best guess it will be another Linux release. . .not saying it will be, but who knows.
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04 Apr 2010   #5
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

But even with the impressive numbers for Win7 and Windows in general, it must be noted that both OSX and Linux continue to chip away (although slowly) parts of the Windows turf.
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04 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I would be pretty interested to see what would happen in retail stores if the Apple Macbooks and iMacs were a little more competitively priced. I think that a majority of Microsoft desktop ownership comes from the fact that every computer pretty much has it installed on day 1 (with the exception of Apple machines).
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04 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

With Windows 7, the data in the [Forrester] reports show that upgrading existing PCs was a much stronger trend with Windows 7.
i find this to be particularly telling... either people are still biased against Vista, or XP is showing its age
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04 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I don't know how XP cannot be showing it's age. Just install Windows 7 and look at how nice it looks out of the box....then install XP and notice the outdated Fisher Price theme.

Also, with have to install the OS, then chipset drivers, then hardware drivers, then service packs, then Windows updates...just to get the box usable. With Windows 7 you just install the OS, chances are high than 90%+ of your hardware is working right out of the box, you can hit Windows update and you are up and on your way. It's just so much faster to setup.

Bias against Vista is probably justified. At release it had quite a number of issues. And there are certainly people who never bothered installing service packs or patches who are still stuck with these older builds. Plus, Vista is getting old...and as we all know after lots of installs and uninstalls and general purpose use....Windows naturally slows down. The average joe doesn't spend the time necessary doing normal maintenance to prevent these issues. Therefore, they often compare their old slow Vista system with a modern Windows 7 system and cannot help but notice how much slower it is.
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04 Apr 2010   #9

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2

I don't think that Mac and Linux are chipping away at window's turf, I think they are just having more babys than windows users.
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05 Apr 2010   #10

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Have to say, with Windows 7 MS got the 'look and feel' absolutely spot-on. I know folks make comparisons between Vista and Windows 7 but I preferred the look and feel of XP (I mean compared to Vista). Deliberately eschewed Vista - just horrid!
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