The State of Windows 7 Deployments: 2011
Still working on a Windows XP machine? You're not alone. Even though Windows 7 was released more than two years ago, plenty of users are still stuck on older operating systems. And that's in spite of the fact that Microsoft plans to roll out Windows 8 in 2012. But that's beginning to change, finally. Microsoft partner Softchoice recently released 'in the wild' data from over 1.6 million PC systems it managed over the past year to provide some perspective on what the real Windows 7 adoption rate is like in corporate North America. While Windows XP has been "an operating system that has been the 'comfortable pair of jeans' for corporate North American desktops for the better part of a decade," says Dean Williams, manager of services development. Here's a look at the state of Windows.
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