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Windows 7: Windows 7 usage jumps 22% after RC delivery

08 May 2009   #1
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 
Windows 7 usage jumps 22% after RC delivery

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Microsoft's delivery of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) earlier this week boosted use of the new operating system by 22% since Monday, according to data from Web measurement company Net Applications.
Windows 7's overall usage share, however, remains tiny: one third of 1% as of Thursday.

Late Monday night, Microsoft posted Windows 7 RC for public downloadseveral days after making it available to subscribers of the MSDN and TechNet services, which cater to developers and IT professionals, respectively.

The new operating system's share didn't budge Tuesday, remaining at the same 0.27% it had the day before. By Wednesday, Windows 7's share climbed to 0.31%; by Thursday, it was 0.33%.

By comparison, Windows 2000 powered 1.12% of all systems during April, according to Net Applications, while Windows Vista accounted for 23.9%. Windows XP, as it has for years, led all operating systems with a 62.21% share last month.

Microsoft declined to comment on the number of copies of Windows 7 RC that have been downloaded this week, or to characterize the download pace or volume.
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08 May 2009   #2
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

wow, XP is still reigning supreme. not for long, though.
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09 May 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

xan K, I think XP will be on top for years still simply because the general public does not like tinkering with their pcs anywhere close to how lots of us do here.

And businesses hate to change things too.

We'll see, heh heh.
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09 May 2009   #4
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

I don't think it will change either, my schools pcs all use XP and tbh i don't think they will ever be arsed to change, most business environments have the attitude if it aint broken don't fix it. XP will rain supreme for many years to come and quite rightly to be fair.
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09 May 2009   #5
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

If 7 doesnt fix this internet bug and HG bug, i bet usuage will drop by 22%... and XP will still remain king. What a load of bs this glorified RC experience has been so far.
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09 May 2009   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Yes. Yes. wonder what the population of this forum did? Risen a bit no?
Thanks for the read , raj1
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09 May 2009   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
Where do they get these statistics from -- How can they POSSIBLY know what the % usage is.

They never asked ME so that's at least one person they don't have stats for -- and I can think of 100's if not 1000's of others.

And then what about all the "Pirate" copies of the various released of Windows.

Before Windows XP you could provided you had the serial number install Windows on as many computers as you liked (not legally of course) so how can MS possibly know the number of say Windows 2000 users at the moment.


Honestly these stats mean absolutely NOTHING at all.

What they CAN know at any one time is the number of Windows licenses that are currently ACTIVE on their licensing servers -- but even this doesn't tell correctly the number of users

For example I have 2 legally paid for VISTA Ultimate licenses but I haven't currently got them installed on any machine at the moment.

I'd really FIRE any sales director basing management plans on these sorts of stats.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 May 2009   #8
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
Where do they get these statistics from -- How can they POSSIBLY know what the % usage is.

They never asked ME so that's at least one person they don't have stats for -- and I can think of 100's if not 1000's of others.

And then what about all the "Pirate" copies of the various released of Windows.

Before Windows XP you could provided you had the serial number install Windows on as many computers as you liked (not legally of course) so how can MS possibly know the number of say Windows 2000 users at the moment.


Honestly these stats mean absolutely NOTHING at all.

What they CAN know at any one time is the number of Windows licenses that are currently ACTIVE on their licensing servers -- but even this doesn't tell correctly the number of users

For example I have 2 legally paid for VISTA Ultimate licenses but I haven't currently got them installed on any machine at the moment.

I'd really FIRE any sales director basing management plans on these sorts of stats.

Cheers
jimbo
you and me both
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09 May 2009   #9
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

I've been talking to the some IT people that I know. All of them say that they will roll out Win7 in 2010. The fear of M$ not supporting XP out ways the performance of seven. So ether way, the market share will change in a year. As for the consumer market, I think Windows 7 will be XP and Vista users combined.
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09 May 2009   #10
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

One way to get a decent understanding of what is being used is to gather stats from a huge website over a long enough period of time. Sure there are people that change what browser and OS is reported to the server and that will change the data, but it's a reliable way to analyze how popular the OS is becoming.
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