25% of users now on Windows 7

By Emil
May 2, 2011
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  1. T77

    T77 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 315

    @Leeky
    No,I don't think all people in the world are super rich.I feel majority of us are middle income group people,trying to fulfill our dreams. I never said that all the people residing in your country are uber rich.I just wanted to be on amicable terms and if you want even I can go on with these arguments till eternity,but its just that there has to be an amicable end to this.
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    I totally agree with that.
  3. Windows 7 is Vista Second edition while the upcoming Windows 8=Vista third edition. Full of gimmicks and fancy tricks. Aero Snap? There's a far better version in XP called Tile Horizontally or Tile Vertically that isn't limited to arranging just two windows but any number you select. There are many good useful features of XP removed and broken in Windows 7. The file manager, Windows Explorer was utterly destroyed in Vista and becomes worse in Windows 7. Poor usability. See www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_7 and www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_Vista . Unnecessary GUI changes. Vista was innonative but horrible usability wise and removed things. Windows 7 is Vista with few new features and again many features removed and fancy gimmicks and shiny graphics added. XP was THE BEST because it did not change the GUI and move everything around just for sake of change.

    Microsoft made a classic blunder with the GUI for Windows 7. They made it completely different from XP and buried, eliminated or dumbed down most of the truly useful features. Better OS or not, they alienated all their XP customers.
  4. XP is a classic, keep it! Windows 7 is trash.
  5. Most consumers use whatever OS came with the machine, and don't upgrade.
    When the have to buy a new PC they will then have the latest OS.
    Business upgrade cycles are long. I expect to see a surge in WIN7 is the business world in 2012 and 2013.
    A large company I do consulting for is about half way through the qual process for WIN 7.
  6. I don't understand all the love for XP and hate for WIN7.
    I have machines with XP, Vista, WIN7 and LINUX.
    Vista is my least favorite. I love WIN7. I loaded it on an machine that came with XP (bought in 2000) and it runs faster.
  7. Once you go Ubuntu you dont go back!
  8. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    Well, technically - judging from 100 people on avarage, ~88% uses Windows, and 53% of the Windows users uses XP. That makes 47% XP users in total.

    So actually, 47% of computer users (according to these statistics) uses XP! Less than half :D
  9. mcmurphy12

    mcmurphy12 TechSpot Member Posts: 93

    Uhmm, I did.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,098   +1,189

    Too all you XP lovers, keep your OS and stay stuck in the past.

    With innovation sometimes comes change. If things never change then things could never get better. For better or worse, you might as well keep up with the times.

    If there is anything about the changes of Windows 7 you don't like, Windows 8 will probably be even worse for you. The longer you wait the harder it will be for you to adapt to a newer OS.
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    Me too, I use Debian now! :haha:
  12. mcmurphy12

    mcmurphy12 TechSpot Member Posts: 93

    Haha, I am trying out Fedora!
  13. 2 year life cycle for an os???? - no wonder this planet is going to hell!!!!!!!
     
  14. WinXPert

    WinXPert TechSpot Booster Posts: 525

    I use XP, don't like Vista, never had Win7. For Linux I prefer PCL and Mandriva.
  15. I'd love to get Windows 7, but I need the full version, and just can't afford it. I'd definitely have to buy more memory and probably a new hard drive as well, if I go to Windows 7. With the economy as it is, I'm barely getting by now. Had really hoped that the cost for Windows 7 would go down by now, but no such luck.


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