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Windows 7 rolls past Snow Leopard in just a week, almost everyone still runs XP, and Vista, which didn't even crack 1/3rd of its predecessor's install base, is doomed to be forgotten. This is the world we live in.
I was surprised that Windows XP still owns 70% of the market, IMO it's garbage compared to windows Vista and/or Windows 7. Anyways, lets hope Windows 7 will finally replace Windows XP and IE 6

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Edited by smitty5569 - 11/6/09 at 8:39am
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you forgot the source link
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you forgot the source link
Oh yeah i forgot... added
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Link to the actual article at the end of the trail.

TL;DR: Win: 92.52%, Mac: 5.27%, Linux 0.92%.
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I was surprised that Windows XP still owns 70% of the market, IMO it's garbage compared to windows Vista and/or Windows 7. Anyways, lets hope Windows 7 will finally replace Windows XP and IE 6

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I agree, but i think XP should replace WinCE on phones so i can play better games.
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Chart makes sense. Too many people were scared away from Vista due the bad publicity it received in the beginning, so people stayed with XP. Now Windows 7 is receiving incredibly positive reviews (as it should). Windows 7 will soon begin to dominate, taking the throne from XP.

Vista will completely disappear, as the large majority who was so inclined to upgrade to Vista, already has the personality to upgrade to 7. That, and 7 outperforms Vista in practically every way.

So in a few years you'll see 7 on top. XP in a still respectable second place, but quickly fading. Vista will be completely gone, the way of ME.
    
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Well don't forget that almost all enterprises are XP as well, that's an enormous amount of the computers right there. When they start shifting to 7 is when you'll really see the charts change.

I talked to guys in our data dept. and was told they would never have run vista on a computer just due to the network issues it created with all the other existing machines.
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Anyways, lets hope Windows 7 will finally replace Windows XP and IE 6
XP has IE 8 now. Just saying.
Edited by MrDeodorant - 11/6/09 at 9:12am
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XP has IE 8 now. Just saying.
Sure you can upgrade to IE8 but the default browser is IE6 and the average consumer doesn't know how to or wont upgrade their browser.
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Sure you can upgrade to IE8 but the default browser is IE6 and the average consumer doesn't know how to or wont upgrade their browser.
From my experiences, when you run Windows Update (which a lot of average users have set to "Automatic") in XP, it usually asks if you'd like to install IE8. It just takes a few of clicks. My point is that the OS pretty much does it for you.
    
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