quote: Within that 87.66% of the market that Windows holds, there are three different versions of the OS in common use including Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. For the first time ever the percentage of Windows XP users have fallen below 50% of the entire Windows market share. As of July, the share for XP was 49.94%. Windows Vista was 9.24% of the Windows market share, and Windows 7 had 27.87% of the share. Older versions of Windows were 0.61% of the market.
quote: Crazy there are still more people using Vista than all the Macs out there. Vista actually wasn't too bad if you were lucky to not have any major driver headaches and if you didn't need to run any pretty old legacy apps. I actually liked Vista over XP, but Win7 is a highly polished Vista, and is the best Windows version to date.
quote: Yes you can. It worked for my Audigy4 Pro before they made 64-bit drivers. I also have an old HP DesignJet that works off of ye olde 32-bit drivers as well.
quote: Actually, funny enough, you run into almost none of the problems people complained about with vista if you went with the 64 bit version, whereas the 32 bit version had EVERY problem :P7 is very similar, my 64 bit 7 Pro system has very few problems of any kind, but my wifes 32 bit pro system crashes regularly and has all kinds of other problems with random and odd things, like hibernation and rebooting.
quote: Not being able to find computers on networks. It is actually worse now.
quote: Long (1-3 second) delays where the computer hangs for no reason with cpu usage at 0% and no swap file activity.
quote: For the first time ever the percentage of Windows XP users have fallen below 50% of the entire Windows market share
quote: Three months ago, even the National Security Agency (NSA) began advising users to upgrade from Windows XP to either Windows Vista or Windows 7. Furthermore, the organization says that when possible, choosing a 64-bit version of Windows is recommended.