Yes, it’s here, the day that Microsoft has longed for ever since the first reviews of Windows Vista came in. Windows 7 has finally managed to overtake Windows Vista in terms of market share, 10 months after its release. While Windows 7 may still have a long way to go before it surpasses Windows XP, it’s definitely heading in the right direction to do so.
Vistas market share topped out at 18.83% in October 2009, and then once Windows 7 was released it began to decline as Windows 7 grew. Now Vista holds just 14.34% of the market, and Windows 7 has edged past it and now holds 15.83% of the overall market, according to netapplications
Windows 7 is Microsoft’s fastest selling OS ever, back in June it passed the 150 million sales figure and is currently selling more than 7 copies a second . They are some fairly impressive figures. It took Windows 7 only 10 months to achieve what Windows Vista did in 4 years, it just goes to show you how much more popular Windows 7 is.
Of course, Windows XP is still by far the leading operating system, it’s still holding strong with 61.87% of the market which is pretty impressive when you consider how long its been out. But it’s still losing market share faster than Windows Vista, it’s losing approximately 0.5% ever month as Windows 7 keeps gaining.
So Windows 7 is continuing to surge forward and make an impact on the market as we’d expect it to. I remember a while back I made a rough guess that Windows 7 would overtake Windows Vista in July and it seems I was right! That’s a bit of luck!
Now I wonder how long it will be until Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP? I don’t feel I’m in a position to make a guess at this stage, but maybe you have a date in your head
Let us know in the comments