Operating System Adaptation Trends
As Microsoft continues with a steady stream of operating system options and service packs, we here at PC Pitstop, have an insider’s view into the world of Microsoft Windows. In particular, we have a front row seat to the rate at which Microsoft’s latest operating systems are accepted into the market place.
With ‘8’ Around the Corner, Windows 7 Still Going Strong
Even with Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft recently reported record earnings – primarily driven by the growth of Windows 7.
Microsoft’s quarterly earnings, revenue exceed analyst forecasts as Windows sales rise
The performance announced Thursday defied the conventional thinking that Microsoft would have trouble selling more Windows licenses as more people snapped up tablet computers, such as Apple Inc.’s trendsetting iPad, while other prospective personal computer buyers delayed making their purchases until the next version of Microsoft’s operating system hits the market.
That didn’t turn out to be the case during the three months ending in March as revenue at Microsoft’s Windows division edged up by 4 percent from last year to $4.6 billion. Microsoft attributed the gain to an uptick in businesses who bought licenses for Windows 7. It marked only the second time in the past six quarters that Microsoft has registered a year-over-year gain in the Windows division. — Washington Post 4/19/12
Windows 7 Usage – Home v Business