Windows 7 #1 in the world
I’ve been using Windows 7 since before the beta release.The fact that it has assumed the number one position is not news but how fast it got there is.
According to StatCounter, Windows7 is now number one in the world.The last year has been a rocket ride as Windows7 went from 24% to 41% share.
Even with XP’s strangle hold on the business sector, two years is all it took for Windows7 to take the lead.
StatCounter has XP and W7 crossing paths in mid September. StatCounter is a free market analyses company whose stats are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion pageviews per month from 3 million websites.
Windows 7 #1 in the US
NetMarket still shows Windows XP in the lead with a 49% global share and Windows7 with a 35% share. Their stats for the US however tell a different story. Windows7 is ahead with a strong 6% lead or 33% to 27% market share.
I’m not sure if there was a difference in criteria used for reporting or if the difference was in the reporting of a single location but the trend for a rapid take over is there. It is reported that Windows7 sells over 650,000 copies a day.
The improvements offered in Windows7 made this race a short one. XP had a good run but it’s over 10 years old and getting a little long in the tooth.
Are you still using XP? Tell me why.
TC 450,000,000 copies sold.
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