Windows® 7 continues to soar even higher
The new Windows 7 has already amassed up to 4% of market shares in the PC industry. Net Applications reports this rise and says that it is a pretty good start for an operating system which is hardly a few weeks old.
It can be mentioned that, in contrast, it took its predecessor - Windows Vista - 7 months to achieve the same target. According to the Executive Vice President of Net Applications, Vince Vizzaccaro, the expectations and the hope to deliver by the new Windows 7 is quite warranted but then he did not make elaborate claims instead choosing to add that a clearer picture of the whole imbroglio will be seen in a few months.
An interesting observation of late, has been, if Microsoft can regain its share. On a regular basis Windows 7 seems to be doing a lot better at weekends. It is generally the time when the consumers use accountsÂ more for the market.
And as the work week starts, the numbers start to dwindle again. Before it was launched on October 22, the daily tracking statistics from Net Applications claim that it was already commanding a 2% market share.Â The sales of Windows 7 copies were getting the better of those of Windows Vista. Microsoft has also admitted that it foresees strong interest from businesses, although generally corporations take a long time to test a new operating system before it is made to go out in operation. The software giant also spoke on enterprise adoption of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
In yet another development, a feature that evolved out of Microsoft co-operating with computer makers and also its business customers is the addition of an "XP Mode". This is basically an option that gives the choice to Windows 7 users to start running a cost-free and virtualized copy of Windows XP in order to run the older applications which do not seem to be compatible with the newer operating systems.