A very interesting artcile in ArsTechnica shows that we’re still an XP world, but that dominiation is winding down. Windows 7 is now on 1/5 of all desktops, a feat never reached by Vista, as noted by
Obviously attrition has been showing its head, and that’s going to continue to increase. Still, what’s the big advantage to Windows 7 vs. XP? Yes, apps are optimized, and hardware is more than sufficient, but what is the killer reason to make the OS change?
64-bit is a good reason I suppose, but for the average user it’s just not a noticable change (how important is 64-bit for Facebook)?
I’m beginning to wonder if Win7 will surpass 50% by the time Windows 8 goes to Release Candidate. I’m still hoping to see a huge advantage to Windows 8 – the feature I just can’t live without. At this point I wouldn’t even care if it came from Cupertino first – just give us something awesome.
I’m optimistic – Microsoft has surprised before.