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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.

  • Marco925
    Oh Noes! The Stampede of Windows 7!
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  • ivan_chess
    I wonder how fast XP penetrated the market. That would be an interesting comparison.
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  • dwave
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Windows 7 fairing far better than teabag alternative in early adoption.
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  • jhansonxi
    ohimi remember win98 ppl bohooooing XP as the XP did on vista/win7Windows XP was garbage compared to Win2K. It stayed that way until SP2.
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