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Microsoft's Windows 7 ousts Windows XP

by Navin Maini on 14 October 2011, 16:32

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Microsoft's Windows 7 OS has finally toppled its venerable XP sibling, in the market-share stakes.

 

 

The above chart from StatCounter, places Windows 7's market-share in at 40.15 per cent, eclipsing Windows XP at 38.78 per cent, this month. Microsoft's other serving - Windows Vista - is shown to notch up 11.14 per cent, still ahead of Apple's Mac OS X and Linux, which come in at 7.26 per cent and 0.82 per cent, respectively.

Microsoft is said to have declared at its recent BUILD event, that Windows 7 has sold in excess of 450 million copies to date.



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Still not reached the 68% mark
Caveat: Based on machines accessing the internet, in particular those sites that are surveyed.

So it has about that of the consumer market maybe, but the business market is much more obfuscated behind proxy servers, firewalls, internet garbling blocky things etc… so I doubt the accuracy of the results to be honest. I've been interviewing with a lot of technology focused companies lately and seen a depressing amount of XP desktops on my wanders through offices, so I dread to think what the laggards are running.
kingpotnoodle
Caveat: Based on machines accessing the internet, in particular those sites that are surveyed.

So it has about that of the consumer market maybe, but the business market is much more obfuscated behind proxy servers, firewalls, internet garbling blocky things etc… so I doubt the accuracy of the results to be honest. I've been interviewing with a lot of technology focused companies lately and seen a depressing amount of XP desktops on my wanders through offices, so I dread to think what the laggards are running.

Too true. I work for what is basically a software development company and we're all on XP. Even us developers - we never stop moaning about though. 3.2Gb of RAM just isn't enough for dev work now. Its frustrating but all down to IT dept being unable to do a role out. Its looks like we're just going to buy and run our own Win 7 boxes now (in parallel). Hate to think how many small offices stuck on unpatched XP or older!
far more business pc's on XP than anything else….all the banks I go in, for example which aren't connected to the t'internet