Windows 7 Passes Windows XP To Become Top OS

By: ctal
October 17th, 2011
12:43 pm

Windows 7 Passes Windows XP To Become Top OS

While "market gurus" and financial pen pushers tend to dwell on Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) recent misses, they tend to miss that in the operating systems business, the company is relishing the greatest sales success in its history. Selling faster than any other version of Windows -- or any other operating system in the history of the world, for that matter -- Windows 7 soared to a 40.21 percent (appr.) installation rate in under 2 years, bumping the much beloved Windows XP to second place (38.64 percent).
http://www.dailytech.com/Windows+7+P...ticle23016.htm

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44 comments on "Windows 7 Passes Windows XP To Become Top OS"

  • fvbounty
    December 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Originally Posted by WolfSoul
    You know it's still better to install drivers from manufacturers right
    Not if there from HP, HP printer drivers Suck big time! On Xp everytime I would go to shutdown I would get a error message saying HP would not shutown....

  • WolfSoul
    December 25, 2011 at 8:26 am

    If WU can keep up with latest drivers I suppose that works
    I install my Nvidia drivers before I let WU look for drivers I don't have yet and after that I install everything else

  • radeonized2
    January 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Just read this opinion on another forum.. " Microsoft knew they were in trouble when millions of Vista installations stopped calling home, people hated that s*** and deleted it. I know I deleted mine. Win7 (Vista lite) isn’t any better, I’m running it in VM under Linux, it’s a dog, no wonder people are going back to XP. Apple iPad alone is outselling Microsoft, so MS may go bankrupt or become insignificant. They fired 5,000 employees in 1 day awhile back.

    So the OP has a valid concern, if XP stops functioning millions of businesses will grind to a halt, we may even have a worldwide recession. "

  • WolfSoul
    January 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I know you hate 7 and I was an Xp fan myself but people do like 7
    Unfortunately it's their greed that will kick MS in the ***

  • radeonized2
    January 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Originally Posted by WolfSoul
    I know you hate 7 and I was an Xp fan myself but people do like 7
    Unfortunately it's their greed that will kick MS in the ***
    I do not hate Win 7. I like and think XP is is better. I currently have Win 7 on 4 out of my 5 PC's.

  • radeonized2
    March 15, 2012 at 3:09 am

    The claims that XP is loosing ground to top OS being used is flawed. When a company buys a new PC box it comes with Win-7 preinstalled. Credit goes for Win-7. The IT department has to wipe that and reinstall XP. The company has already purschased XP years ago in the volume license. Therefor no credit for XP. Now multiply this by possibly millions worlwide.

  • WolfSoul
    March 18, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Kind of funny...
    And btw you sound like a crusader

  • radeonized2
    March 18, 2012 at 6:29 am

    No just like to set things in perspective. There's a lot of misinformation out there.

  • WolfSoul
    March 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    The "funny" part was about the guild wars screenshot though

  • agirl
    March 29, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Same to you! it is very usefull.



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