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Windows 7 adoption is storming


I thought I would share two facts that show me just how good the take-up of Windows 7 will be.

I was in York yesterday and while sat in the pub one of the ladies working there told me about her new laptop and just how fabulous it was with Windows 7.  I’m not used to people telling me how great a product is from the “other side” of the bar.

The second was when I started looking at the switch from Windows Vista and Windows XP on my web site – Over 20% of all visitors now are using Windows 7.


win 7 adoption

I've updated the figures until 28th November 2009

win 7 adoption

I hope you have as much fun with Windows 7 as I am and the bar lady is.




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Posted Fri, Oct 30 2009 11:17 AM by David Overton


Doug Fahnlander wrote re: Windows 7 adoption is storming
on Sun, Nov 1 2009 5:07 PM

Don't take the sharp increase in Windows 7 visits as all good news Dave, my visit was Google directed because of  a Office 2003 EULA problem that was rapidly becoming a Royal Pain in the behind.

As things turned out, you provided a solution to the problem and I owe you a round for that. Thanks!

Dan Bishop wrote re: Windows 7 adoption is storming
on Fri, Nov 27 2009 3:08 PM

Your website is also tailored to exactly the sort of people who would run Xp, Vista, 7, Ubuntu, OS X + at the same time and would only have accessed your site in 7 because they were trying it out.... or using your site for a solution to a problem as above.

You'll notice that ~15% of your visitors were using Windows 7 before it was even released...

David Overton wrote re: Windows 7 adoption is storming
on Sat, Nov 28 2009 1:42 PM


I appreciate that access to my site is not likely to bring in many non-Microsoft visitors, however the mix of Microsoft operating systems is shifting very quickly to Windows 7 from both Windows XP and Vista.

As for the people running Windows 7 before release - this will include those running beta copies, but since August the product has been released and the growth is unlikely to be beta copies.


Anonymous wrote re: Windows 7 adoption is storming
on Tue, Dec 8 2009 6:02 PM

Maybe because Vista never worked and XP is now archaic. Bet you'll still find some companies on windows98 though. Funny how no one ever really trusts or jumps on Microsoft upgrades until several years after the service packs and bug fixes.

Tecgeek430 wrote re: Windows 7 adoption is storming
on Tue, Dec 15 2009 2:44 AM

WOW...This site has attracted Windows Haters like flies to honey.

No one can say one good thing about Windows with all the Mac heads flying of the handle. Why don't your guys go blast 7 on a Mac forum or something. Oh, wait, you already have. I enjoy using Windows yet I do not browse the internet for Mac praisers so I blast them.  I total second David, 7 has started out of the gates as good if not better than XP.

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