Early adopters very satisfied with Windows 7

Windows 7 logoWindows 7 adoption and satisfaction have both been exceptionally high from the start, according to two new reports from Forrester Research. The first report notes that the early adopters which drive the initial success of most tech products are very satisfied with the key new features; consumers who adopted Windows 7 in forth quarter were generally very satisfied with their PCs. The second notes that Windows 7 has been very good at raising awareness, though Microsoft still faces the challenges of making sure it lives up to the lasting legacy of Windows XP while at the same time overcoming consumers' painful memory of Windows Vista. The reports are based on Forrester's Consumer Technographics data.

Windows 7 penetrated the consciousness of the market by the end of 2009, with a strong majority of US consumers aware of the product. Forrester also noticed that the operating system started to break a well-known trend: historically most consumers acquire new operating systems when they purchase their new PC. With Windows 7, however, upgrade behavior was much stronger, almost matching the number of consumers who got the OS with a new PC. Forty-five percent purchased their PC with Windows 7 already installed, 43 percent upgraded their existing PC from an older operating system, and 12 percent checked off the "Other" response.

This new trend is likely due to the fact that Microsoft put particular emphasis on performance with the operating system, partly to make sure to wean netbooks from Windows XP.

Microsoft sold more than 60 million copies of Windows 7 by the end of 2009, and the OS has gained market share noticeably faster than its predecessor. Microsoft needs to keep the momentum going with a solid Service Pack 1 release.

Source: ars technica

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)