Windows 7 Overtakes Windows Vista Usage In Less Than A Year

This may not be much a surprise to most of you out there, but with less than a year on the market, Windows 7 is already shaping up to be one of the best operating systems of current times.

Netmarketshare have done some research marketing analysis and found that Windows 7 has already passed usage rates of the unremarkable predecessor Windows Vista.

Within just one month of its release, Windows 7 was being used by 4 percent of ‘net-accessing devices,’ something it took Vista seven months to get to.

This just goes to show how much people value Windows 7 over its previous operating system, but still does not reach that of one of its ancestors — Windows XP — which is still used by twice as many users as Vista and Windows 7 combined.

For those who want numbers, 62 percent of devices accessing the web are by Windows XP. Windows 7 was used by 14.46 percent of devices accessing the internet in July with Vista only taking a 14.34 percent of the usage making it the first time a newer version surpassed its predecessor. And with 175 million copies sold since last fall, its really no shock.

Are you still using Windows XP or Vista? Have you tried Windows 7 yet? If you are yet to see the benefit of upgrading, I would suggest that you think about it as it will probably be the best computing decision you would have made in a very long time. Windows 98 –> Windows XP anyone?

Source: CNET

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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