So far, Windows XP users are keeping their distance until the hyped-up dust cloud dissipates.
Here's no big surprise: Windows XP users aren't really jumping on the Windows 7 express. Why? Because they're comfortable. Because they're afraid of change thanks to the blunders with Windows Vista. InfoWorld verifies that analysis, claiming that its Windows Pulse tracking service determined that 64-percent of its readers still use the legacy operating system.
According to the survey, 4-percent of real-world PC consumers now use Windows 7, many of which are new users, and not those who have upgraded from Vista or (if any) XP. InfoWorld claims that 10-percent of its readers now use the new OS, with Vista running at the 30-percent level.
"As Windows 7 picks up user share, it seems to be making most of its gains at the expense of Vista," InfoWorld reports. "In fact, there seems to be a direct correlation between Windows 7 adoption and Vista abandonment, with the latter losing a percentage point and the former gaining the same in a little over a week."
It's speculated that the early Windows 7 "surge" will eventually come to a slow grind as the hype wears off and corporations begin to refresh their systems with Windows 7.
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