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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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We KNEW this was going to happen
By DBZLuisD on 1/9/2008 4:46:39 PM , Rating: 1
The PC market has doubled itself from 2001, but also the quality of the market and the consumer's IQ has lowered.
The real reason why Windows Vista wasn't going to be a hit was obvious from the beginning: It runs like shit in shitty computers, that are like the 70% of the market.
And also because of the UAC, even when it can be tuned off "normal people" doesn't know how to do that (Because they doesn't even know how to get to the Control Panel, or what the Control Panel).
The true is that Microsoft targeted this OS for the wrong market, that's why I love it and that's why the General Public hates it.

RE: We KNEW this was going to happen
By raphd on 1/10/2008 3:51:57 AM , Rating: 2
actuallly people got smarter. They are sticking with something they know fully works and trust. Last time people jumped onto the bandwagon was from windows 98 to Windows ME and we all know what happened to that. Obviously this is not the same since ME was more of a MS issue then a drivers issue, but there is still no real reason to upgrade yet.

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