The Most Popular Windows 7 Editions

Which edition of Windows 7 will you purchase? That was the question of our last poll and the results are quite surprising. More than 46% of all voters said that they will buy Windows 7 Ultimate when Windows 7 comes out. The editions of Windows 7 that will be pushed into the retail market the most by Microsoft received 25% (Windows 7 Home Premium) and 16% (Windows 7 Professional).

The other three editions that have been announced by Microsoft received 3% (Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Enterprise) and 1% (Windows 7 Starter). More than 7% of the voters said that they would not purchase a copy of the next Microsoft operating system.

The surprising aspect of the poll results is that Microsoft made it clear to concentrate on marketing Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional in the retail market.

windows 7 consumer business lines

Microsoft is projecting that Windows 7 Home Premium will be purchased by most consumers worldwide while Windows 7 Professional will be the choice of small and medium businesses. Windows 7 Enterprise has been reserved for large business while Windows 7 Ultimate (which offers the same feature set as Windows 7 Enterprise) will target specialized consumers who do not want to miss any features of the new operating system.

Windows 7 Home Basic will only be sold in emerging markets while Windows 7 Starter will make its way only on entry level PC systems.

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The graphic above outlines the feature differences of each edition of Windows 7.

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21 Responses to The Most Popular Windows 7 Editions

  1.  June 12, 2009 at 5:49 am #

    I am wearing a bowl on my head and what is this?

  2. Richard Mongler June 12, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    Sparta, my good sir.

  3. FLIP June 25, 2009 at 8:47 am #

    Why pay for Window 7 I rather change to Ubuntu 9.10 it free with lots of software
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    • Rob June 25, 2009 at 9:13 am #

      Because Windows 7 is worth the money to me and Ubuntu is not. I’ve installed Linux several times on my machines over the past few years (most recently Ubuntu 9.04), but I’ve never been satisfied with it and went back to using Windows. It’s nice that Ubuntu is free, but you get what you pay for.

      • FLIP June 25, 2009 at 11:45 am #

        A little bit of coding in make ubuntu with it.

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