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Windows 7 Surpasses 10% of Internet User Share

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Windows 7 faring far better than Windows Vista in early adoption.

Consumers and businesses are much warmer towards Windows 7 than they were towards Windows Vista – and the numbers are showing it.

According to data collected by Net Applications, relayed by Ars Technica, Windows 7 now has a greater than 10 percent market share amongst internet users. While this it still represents the smallest piece of the current Windows pie, historical comparisons show that the uptake of Windows 7 is more than twice of what Windows Vista did in its first five months of availability.

Now, it seems that businesses are starting to look into moving to Windows 7 as XP shows its age.

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    buckinbottoms , April 10, 2010 2:00 AM
    Another way to look at it... Windows 7 has obliterated the market penetration of all OSX versions in 5 months.
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    ivan_chess , April 9, 2010 11:57 PM
    I wonder how fast XP penetrated the market. That would be an interesting comparison.
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    dwave , April 9, 2010 11:58 PM
    Microsoft did an excellent job with Windows 7. I have been using it since the beta, and this is the first time I bought a Microsoft product without waiting for a service pack. I also believe this is the first MS OS that I have never seen a BSOD. Terrific job on 7 I have to say.
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    Marco925 , April 9, 2010 11:54 PM
    Oh Noes! The Stampede of Windows 7!
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    ivan_chess , April 9, 2010 11:57 PM
    I wonder how fast XP penetrated the market. That would be an interesting comparison.
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    dwave , April 9, 2010 11:58 PM
    Microsoft did an excellent job with Windows 7. I have been using it since the beta, and this is the first time I bought a Microsoft product without waiting for a service pack. I also believe this is the first MS OS that I have never seen a BSOD. Terrific job on 7 I have to say.
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    ivan_chess , April 10, 2010 12:02 AM
    dwaveMicrosoft did an excellent job with Windows 7. I have been using it since the beta, and this is the first time I bought a Microsoft product without waiting for a service pack. I also believe this is the first MS OS that I have never seen a BSOD. Terrific job on 7 I have to say.


    The only BSOD I've ever had with Win7 was when the SATA cable to my main drive fell out while it was on. Win7 didn't even care until it needed something that wasn't already in the RAM. That's when I got the BSOD, although I can't blame Win7 for that.
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    ohim , April 10, 2010 12:03 AM
    ivan_chessI wonder how fast XP penetrated the market. That would be an interesting comparison.

    i remember win98 ppl bohooooing XP as the XP did on vista/win7
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    ivan_chess , April 10, 2010 12:15 AM
    ohimi remember win98 ppl bohooooing XP as the XP did on vista/win7


    I guess it's like the transition from win98 to ME/XP all over again. How sad to compare Vista to ME...
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    icepick314 , April 10, 2010 12:16 AM
    anyone remember when Windows 2000 was THE choice for gaming OS?

    then XP dominated that market after SP1 came out....

    Vista was pretty decent OS but not great for gaming as it was actually slower than XP on many popular titles....

    YAY for MS to get Windows awesome again after so many years!!!!
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    supere989 , April 10, 2010 12:37 AM
    O M G~ ~ ~ ! ! !

    Nothing was worse than the migration to Windows ME! Are you NuTZ!? Except perhaps for the Logitech input device users that had the Logitech software installed when they upgraded to Windows 2000 and their system BSOD! Omg and then the Driver war was on and everyone was pissed that microsoft didn't have drivers for there hardware and vendors decided .... oh ... well....ok i guess we will create drivers for Win2k but, don't expect to see them for another year.....failsauce vendors....Creative.com anyone?
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    knowom , April 10, 2010 1:14 AM
    Windows 7 fairing far better than teabag alternative in early adoption.
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    jhansonxi , April 10, 2010 1:19 AM
    ohimi remember win98 ppl bohooooing XP as the XP did on vista/win7
    Windows XP was garbage compared to Win2K. It stayed that way until SP2.
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    buckinbottoms , April 10, 2010 2:00 AM
    Another way to look at it... Windows 7 has obliterated the market penetration of all OSX versions in 5 months.
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    Brent_NC , April 10, 2010 2:00 AM
    Our company is actually moving to Win7 from a 99% XP Pro desktop environment. I have Vista and Win 7 at home its absolutely painful for me to use XP anymore.

    One thing I do have to note is that I have had about 3-4 BSOD since running Win7.
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    Gin Fushicho , April 10, 2010 7:34 AM
    ivan_chessI wonder how fast XP penetrated the market. That would be an interesting comparison.


    I certainly want to see those numbers, I want to see the numbers for all the OS's.
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    mtyermom , April 10, 2010 7:38 AM
    I want to penetrate the market...
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    Simple11 , April 10, 2010 7:40 AM
    Brent_NCOur company is actually moving to Win7 from a 99% XP Pro desktop environment. I have Vista and Win 7 at home its absolutely painful for me to use XP anymore. One thing I do have to note is that I have had about 3-4 BSOD since running Win7.


    Beccasuuusseeee?
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    yyk71200 , April 10, 2010 7:50 AM
    I rarely use XP anymore. My recently built desktop is windows 7 X64. And although I still have XP on my laptop in dual boot with Linux Mint, I mostly use Linux.
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    JohnnyLucky , April 10, 2010 1:06 PM
    I finally broke down and installed Win7 four months ago when I built a new system. So far have not had any problems.
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    knowom , April 10, 2010 6:26 PM
    If they'd simply fix the 2D performance to make it hardware accelerated like XP I'd make the switch to windows 7.
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    anarchy4sale , April 11, 2010 7:42 AM
    icepick314anyone remember when Windows 2000 was THE choice for gaming OS?then XP dominated that market after SP1 came out....Vista was pretty decent OS but not great for gaming as it was actually slower than XP on many popular titles....YAY for MS to get Windows awesome again after so many years!!!!


    Damn we are old, yeah, I dont think anyone used windows 2000 after sp1, its amazing how they messed with the windows naming system back then.
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    DjEaZy , April 11, 2010 11:59 AM
    ... i'm hocked already... my laptop [h.p.] an desktop [u.e.] is all 7... there is some issues about sound in the way i used in XP, but does not work in 7... but there is way's around... and the benefits of 7... uuu... and the poor-man's SSD'like feature with readyboost(tm)... search in 7... network setup is awesome... not like 'it's just works', but it works for me...
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