Windows 7 Yet to Reach the Ubiquity of Windows XP

Windows 7 is clearly the number 1 operating system in the world right now and I do not see that changing anytime soon, especially with people choosing Windows 7 over the newly released Windows 8. Even though Windows 7 is the number 1 choice for 47.5 percent of IT workers Forrester analyst J.P. Gownder says that it’s yet to reach the “ubiquity” of Windows XP in the enterprise market.


Having 47.5 percent of any market is good, but Gownder said that Windows XP once owned 80 percent of this same market is workplaces around the world so it looks like Windows 7 has a lot of work to do.

Gownder said this to VentureBeat, “We can safely call Windows 7 the new enterprise standard, particularly since Microsoft will end support for Windows XP in 2014. But Windows 7 hasn’t reached the ubiquity of XP, which once was installed on over 80% of enterprise desktop devices. However, it bears noting that Windows XP took five years to reach its peak, while Windows 7 has only been present in the market for three and a half years”.

So you tell us Windows XP or Windows 7?

Source: VentureBeat | News Archive

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