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Windows Vista on only 39 percent of new PCs in 2007

Bill Gates’ keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 revealed a rather startling statistic with regards to the sales and acceptance performance of Windows Vista.

Gates told the audience that Windows Vista has sold more than 100 million copies since the operating system’s launch in January 2007. When comparing pure numbers against Windows XP, which sold only 89 million copies in its first year, Windows Vista appears to be a hit – but looking at the big picture sheds a different sort of light on the matter.

With the PC market at nearly twice the size today as it was in 2001, InformationWeek surmises that Windows Vista captured around 39 percent of the new PC market in its first year, while Windows XP managed to grab 67 percent of the new PC market during its initial period.

The rather lukewarm response to Windows Vista must be troubling for Microsoft. In response to customers with cold feet on the new OS, Dell in April 2007 brought back the option for its customers to choose Windows XP. Microsoft then took things another step further by allowing OEMs to downgrade Windows Vista Business and Ultimate installations to Windows XP.

In December 2007, PC World named Windows Vista the #1 Biggest Tech Disappointment of 2007.



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By rudy on 1/9/2008 2:23:38 AM , Rating: 2
I agree, all the new systems my family members have purchased were Vista. They bought Vista because they expect it will mature and it is already decent. And I find it hard to believe most consumers even if novice would not have a similar view.

Lets compare something useful. Windows XP came out during an explosion in computer use in the US and it came out after 98/ME which were terrible OS' 2000 was ok. Now compare vista coming out against a pretty solid OS during a growing but not exploding computer market, people have no reason to switch. Put it in perspective, how many new copies of XP sold in the same time frame compared to Vista. Don't fan angle some jacked up stats. Is Vista gaining ground to be come the dominant OS? Or did more copies of XP sell in that same time frame?


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