Windows 7 surpasses 50 percent global OS market share

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Jul 2, 2012
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  1. Recent data from analytics company StatCounter shows that Windows 7 has obtained more than half of the worldwide operating system market for the first time. The OS surpassed Windows XP as the most popular choice globally in October 2011 but…

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    " The main reason for this is that many businesses are still holding on to XP for dear life after seeing how bad Vista was. XP is generally considered to be stable and custom business applications built for the platform would likely need to be recoded to work on 7."

    The latter statement, not the former. Upgrading is very expensive and WinXP works great, so why change? Vista coulda been perfect, but it wouldn't have changed the fact that XP gets the job done very well.
  3. That is why people keep writing code for Windows, every 3 or 4 years, they can sell it again to all their customers for the next version of Windows that comes out.
  4. mevans336

    mevans336 TS Enthusiast Posts: 161   +11

    Only for poorly coded apps.
  5. gamesms

    gamesms TS Rookie Posts: 45

    where the Android OS stats?

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 152   +10

    There is XP mode. Which last time I checked, was for businesses that faced software compatibility issues.
  7. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    So wait, the failure that is Vista is more popular(by number) than OSX? Apple is robbing people blind, wow. If Apple ever gets to 90% instead of windows, I think Apple would be in control of all of the money in the world.
  8. "after seeing how bad Vista was"

    Vista was never bad, just ask the people who are using SP2 with stable drivers from Nvidia and ATI that both companies fail to deliver wen Vista was released, even if they had years to prepare.

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