Increasing market share of Windows® 7
Specially introduced for personal computers, such as home & business desktops, laptops, notebooks, media center PCs and tablet PCs, the latest public version of Windows 7 has unexpectedly acquired a market share of 5%. Released for manufacturing in July 2009, it became available for retail purpose only on October 22nd 2009. Within a span of 1 month and 13 days, this version of Microsoft's operating system has achieved an incredible growth in the international market.
This news of increasing share of Windows 7 is well supported by the statistics provided by Market Share, which shows that Windows 7 has excelled the 5 percent daily usage mark. As per this report, it has not only topped the 5 percent mark for daily usage market share but has also marked steady growth throughout the month of November at a market share of about 4 percent.
The report also focuses on the continuous growth of the usage share for Windows 7 from the end of October to the end of November. Market percentage that Windows 7 has acquired brings a good news to Microsoft team as its predecessor, Windows Vista took several months or rather say years for becomingÂ a demanded Operating System amongst the common man. Obviously, faces at Microsoft must be happy with the share that Windows 7 has acquired just in few weeks.
This market share report also discloses that other Operating Systems by Microsoft has lost some market percentage. It shows that Windows XP lost 1.43 percent of its total market share, while Vista and other versions of Mac OS X have lost .28 and .15 percent respectively. However, XP is still the most used version of Windows and holds approximately 69 percent of the total operating system market share. In the market of Operating Systems, Windows still remains the king and holds over 90 percent (92.5 percent) of market share.
Synopsis of this survey clearly reveals that Windows 7 is stealing market share of Vista. One more survey by Net Applications states that latest versions of Windows has already gained popularity over Vista. As per this survey, one reason behind the success of Windows 7 is the widespread base of RC and by August 2009, Vista had already lost 0.2 percent, where as Windows 7 grew by 0.3 percent.
The above-stated statistics says it all about the success of Windows 7 and provides a strong support to the fact that Windows 7's acceptance amongst the global users.