Top 20 Tech and Channel Trends of 2009
2. Windows 7
The October launch of Windows 7 wasn’t anything on the scale of Windows 95, but it did mark the merciful end to Vista’s terrible tenure on the desktop. Microsoft spent months preparing the world for Windows 7, and the reception was tepid but optimistic. Windows 7 is everything Vista isn’t – smaller footprint, less resource intensive and more compatible with enterprise apps. As time passes, many solution providers believe Windows 7 will spark the long overdue hardware refresh stalled by Vista and the recession.