Windows 7 Growing to be Most Used OS

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 09 August 2011 16:29

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We all know Windows 7 is a great OS, but many people have been reluctant to upgrade from either Windows XP or Windows Vista, but research firm Gartner, Inc. estimates that Windows 7 will be on 42% of computers by the end of 2011, while Apple's OS X is estimated to be on only 4.5% of computers and Linux is only estimated to be below 2%. The firm doesn't believe Chrome OS, Android, or webOS will be very popular. One of the firm's researchers, Annette Jump, said,

"Steady improvements in IT budgets in 2010 and 2011 are helping to accelerate the deployment of Windows 7 in enterprise markets in the U.S. and Asia/Pacific, where Windows 7 migrations started in large volume from 4Q10," said Annette Jump, research director at Gartner. "However, the economic uncertainties in Western Europe, political instability in selected Middle East and Africa (MEA) countries and the economic slowdown in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 will likely lead to slightly late and slow deployment for Windows 7 across those regions.

"By the end of 2011, nearly 635 million new PCs worldwide are expected to be shipped with Windows 7. Many enterprises have been planning their deployment of Windows 7 for the last 12 to 18 months, and are now moving rapidly to Windows 7."

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