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Old 04-09-2011, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The champagne corks must be popping at Redmond today. According to stat tracking group Pingdom, Windows 7 usage just passed Windows XP in the US. Of all operating systems, XP use is still at 31.56%, but Windows 7 has vaulted to 31.71%. It's about time.

The data comes from aggregated visits to over 3 million websites, meaning that it offers a solid cross sample of machines. Usage of Windows 7 has been on a steep rise ever since the OS was debuted. A refreshing change from Vista, which never got close to XP's market share level.

In many ways, this was inevitable. As old computers break down, people replace them with whatever is current. But we would wager that Windows 7 has also smoothed over many of the hurt feelings from Vista in general. The US joins other countries like the UK, Australia and France that have already hit this milestone. So, hands up if you're still on XP.

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And it did it in such a short amount of time. It's just cause 7 is so much win.
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Actually I'm a little suprised at how long it took :P Seeing as 7 was perfectly usable straight out of Beta.
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And it did it in such a short amount of time. It's just cause 7 is so much win.
For a microsoft product... There are still some things that make me want to headbutt the screen sometimes...

That having been said, windows 7 is their best OS so far
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Oh I had fun with XP. I had to reinstall that sucker so many times. By the time I got into college. I was sleeping through class on how to install XP...
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I'll be rockin' Vista until Windows 8 I don't know why.. I just prefer Vista...
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And how long will you hold onto 8, iFargle?
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@iFargle: to each their own... If you can get it to work, good on you. Either you are lucky, have 1337 h4x or think like a Microsoft engineer
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I'll be rockin' Vista until Windows 8 I don't know why.. I just prefer Vista...
Might as well be running ME.
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