imnuts wrote:Windows 7 won't really take off until businesses decide to adopt it ...
... although I've seen reports that there are relatively large numbers of businesses already planning to deploy W7, I mean larger than the numbers that planned to deploy XP and Vista RTM at this early stage.
I agree with the gist and many of the details of the article that John has quoted, except that I would think that although there may be an initial spurt of people gladly switching to W7 from either XP or Vista, in the longer term the majority of the market share that W7 will take from other Windows versions will be from XP, simply because people generally don't upgrade their Windows, instead getting new versions preinstalled with new computers -- and older computers (running XP) are more likely to be replaced than newer ones (running Vista).
I certainly agree that it will be interesting to see what kind of marketshare hit Vista will take in the second half of 2009
Whilst I am in the minority in thinking Vista is a better OS than XP, I am still extremely happy
that this new Windows version has been freed from a) the incredibly annoying bugs in the desktop UI that can occasionally slow system responsiveness to a crawl and b) the mind-boggling hardware and drivers installation restrictions, that can sometimes turn basic OS and software installation into a time-consuming project.
W7 is also just blatantly
better than Vista, whereas its superiority or not over XP is still a question of personal preference and needs.