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Old 05-08-2008, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Most windows users are using XP or older versions. What percentage of windows users are currently using Vista in north america?
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More than you think.
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Well I don't know about North America, but most people I know who have purchased a new system all have vista installed. Seeing as the average user doesn't know **** about an os, they'll buy whatever came with the bundle they bought (which, seeing as microsoft is trying to kill xp, would be vista). So, even though I dont know any numbers or statistics on this, I'd agree with Mak, there are a lot of people using vista, maybe not as much as XP right now though.
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Default Re: how many people are using Vista?

id say ...and this is just guessing:

xp-55%
vista-20%
windows 95/98/nt-5%
mac-10%
linux/leopard-10%

Im prob a bit off but it is prob around the mark=D
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Default Re: how many people are using Vista?

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My guess would be:

xp-60%
vista-28%
win9x-5%
mac-5%
linux-2%
btw, that's only home-user stat guesses.

edit: ah. posted while peter was posting. and wow, my vista guess is way off!
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Default Re: how many people are using Vista?

i was a bit off..i guess i under estimated how much xp still had a hold.

original ----------------------------------- correct
xp-55% ---------------------------------- xp-76.6%
vista-20% -------------------------------- vista-8.4%
windows 95/98/2000/2003-5% -------------6.7%
mac-10% -------------------------------- mac-4.4%
linux-10% -------------------------------- linux-3.9%
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Because Vista still isn't as good as XP.
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^^^i agree, but we will all have to switch to it eventually sadly...I'll prob be switching within the next few months...only because i want to get more ram and DX10 capabilities. But vista does have some nice features.
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Yea, but when that eventually comes, Vista will be good and usable. Agreed with the features. I've tried it but it kept crashing.
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