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Windows 7 to be on 42 percent of PCs by year's end

By Shawn Knight
Aug 9, 2011
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  1. Windows 7 is on track to become the most popular operating system by the end of 2011, according to research firm Gartner. The current-generation Windows OS will find a homeā€¦

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  2. TechM633

    TechM633 TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Well lets see........

    1. Quit supporting XP (which consumers liked)
    2. Force everyone into Vista (which a majority of consumers didnt like)
    3. Introduce Windows 7 (an opportunity to leave Vista and low and behold.....its a great operating system)
    4. Your options now are.......stay with Vista or go to Windows 7.

    Is this really newsworthy? Seems to me, that it was kind of a no-brainer. lol.....
     
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    In my opinion, Windows 7 is the best windows os so far, and better than XP.
     
  4. .....nice!
     
  5. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 567   +174

    I helped contribute to the numbers. Just got Windows 7 Professional x64 on my desktop.
     
  6. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    And then there was 8.

    I think Microsoft would be better off if they rebrand Windows 8 as a tablet OS.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    My contribution:
    1 - Windows 7 Home Premium (Pre-ordered Retail Upgrade)
    1 - Windows 7 Home Premium (Family Pack Retail Upgrade)
    2 - Windows 7 Professional (64-bit OEM Disk)

    I only wish I've seen the last of XP and Vista.
     
  8. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I until i buy a new pc or laptop i will stick with XP ;)
     
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Luckily I no longer have to be content with XP or Vista :)
     
  10. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    Sadly, I've still be unable to purchase a legal copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, I will do it at the same time I get an SSD and so far, I've been struggling to find an SSD that I feel is worth the coin :S
     
  11. xplayer

    xplayer TS Member Posts: 26

    I Completely Agree With You Windows 7 is Best Ever!!!
     
  12. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    What exactly is it that people find so bad about Vista?
     
  13. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Not sure really, it worked well enough for me. Perhaps it was harder to pirate than XP.
     
  14. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    +1
     
  15. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    I only use Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and 64-bit on desktops and laptops. Tablets nope. Leave that to Android for now. Until Windows 8 Tablet OS version appears on the market.
     

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