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Survey: In 2 Years, Vista 7 Enters Just a Quarter of Businesses

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 7, Vista 8, Windows at 7:34 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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“The hardest thing about replacing Windows 7 with Linux is getting the damn sticker off,” Tim wrote. (credit: OpenBytes)

Summary: More evidence of the declining impact of Microsoft Windows

IN OUR page about Vista 7 we have accumulated many reports about the variant of Vista that enjoyed a huge marketing budget. Pogson writes about the desktop monopoly sinking in relation to Vista 7, which according to this report does not received a warm welcome from businesses, still. To quote:

Computerworld’s survey reveals that only one quarter of businesses have migrated to ’7′ and most are still using XP. The reasons are many, but they all boil down to one thing. The migration to ’7′ is not a good investment.

In relation to Vista 8, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols adds that it is a “bad bet” for the following reasons:

Given my choice of desktops, I’m running Linux, but over the years Windows has gone from being a bad joke of a desktop operating systems–Windows ME and Vista–to being a reasonably good choice-Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7. But Windows 8? What the heck is Microsoft thinking?

After looking at Metro, Windows 8’s default interface, for the last month, all I see a lame, reactionary response to iPad and Android. In a broader sense, it’s Microsoft’s response to the move away from the desktop to smartphones and tablets.

This is why we choose to focus on Apple quite so increasingly. Microsoft is still chasing a form factor that is not quite growing. Within a few years it seems likely that Microsoft won’t be around to hurt Linux/Android as much as Apple does. We used to focus more on Novell as well. The goal has always been the same — to defend software freedom, whoever its greatest foes may be.

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5 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    October 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

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    FUD:
    —–
    Vista 7
    —–
    There is no such product.

    FUD:
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    To quote: Computerworld’s survey reveals that only one quarter of businesses have migrated to ’7′ and most are still using XP. The reasons are many, but they all boil down to one thing. The migration to ’7′ is not a good investment.
    —–
    This is from just over a year ago. Things have changed! More people and businesses have left XP behind. Windows 7 is currently more common than Windows XP – it has over 40% marketshare. What desktop Linux distro has one tenth of this (hint: none… in fact, all of them *combined* do not). If Roy wants to say a low market share implies poor quality, he just ripped his own cult-claims apart.

    FUD:
    —–
    Vist 8
    —–
    There is no such product.

    FUD:
    —–
    This is why we choose to focus on Apple quite so increasingly. Microsoft is still chasing a form factor that is not quite growing. Within a few years it seems likely that Microsoft won’t be around to hurt Linux/Android as much as Apple does. We used to focus more on Novell as well. The goal has always been the same — to defend software freedom, whoever its greatest foes may be.
    —–
    Alternatives to desktop Linux do not limit freedom. They increase choice.

    Needs Sunlight Reply:

    They’re all Vista, just the lipstick is different:

    NT 6.0 = Vista
    NT 6.1 = Vista 7
    NT 6.2 = Vista 8

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_windows

    Michael Reply:

    Gee: a FUD translator. Thanks. Geeez… do you think anyone could not understand what his FUD meant?

  2. Needs Sunlight said,

    October 23, 2011 at 3:23 am

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    Those number for Vista 7 seem a little high. They might be OEM sales that were subsequently overwritten with XP. If either Canonical or Red Hat can break the OEM monopoly, then they will quickly make sales to replace XP so that businesses can avoid Vista 7. Vista 8 is looking to be even bigger a mess than plain Vista.

    Michael Reply:

    When Roy renames others products, he is spreading FUD.

    Period.

    Or should we refer to the Linux kernel as 2.x still?

    Just juvenile FUD from Roy. That is the point.

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