Windows 7 Surpasses 10% of Internet User Share

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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  • Another way to look at it... Windows 7 has obliterated the market penetration of all OSX versions in 5 months.
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  • I wonder how fast XP penetrated the market. That would be an interesting comparison.
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  • 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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  • Oh Noes! The Stampede of Windows 7!
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  • I wonder how fast XP penetrated the market. That would be an interesting comparison.
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  • 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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