88% of businesses moving to Windows 7, 94% satisfaction rate

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Today, at PDC 2010, Steve Ballmer took the stage to announce some exciting new products and updates to Windows, Azure and many more products.

During the announcement, Steve Ballmer talked about how Windows 7 has surpassed Microsoft's expectations and became the fastest selling operating system in history. One problem Microsoft has been facing is convincing businesses that Windows 7 is not Windows Vista and upgrading from the no-longer supported Windows XP (SP2 and lower).

During Ballmers keynote speech, he announced that 88% of businesses are moving towards upgrading to Windows 7 and 240 million licenses have been sold so far.

Ballmer also announced that Windows 7 has a 94% overall satisfaction rate, a significant improvement over Windows Vista. The next major announcement was that IDC predicts that 409 million PCs will ship with Windows 7 in 2011, the most PCs ever shipped in a single year.

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i would agree with the high percentage of satisfaction. I migrated my previous role's network from Windows XP to Windows 7, it was an resounding success, with higher satisfaction rates with users and lower admin required on the machines. The training was pretty straight forward too.

Im planning to do the same thing at my current role next year. I would have started now, but i have a limited budget.

sanke1 said,
Yes, Windows 7 with Aero disabled and classic theme makes my work computer very pleasant to look at

Ew. Can't you turn it back on?

sanke1 said,
Yes, Windows 7 with Aero disabled and classic theme makes my work computer very pleasant to look at

hey i kinda still like the classic theme, its not better than aero by a long shot, but i still like it.

sanke1 said,
No cannot. Most businesses will have Aero disabled

The sad thing in this comment is... you're right.
At my university the computers have it disabled and can't enable it I've seen businesses run with faaar worse computers than my university, so yeah...

man my laptop still has vista, but all the other desktop computers at our company has 7... i gotta get a "virus" lol. 7 is so fast.

kaffra said,
too bad my work plc is still one of those 12%

i'm so sick of XP already... wishing my work plc will switch to 7 soon!!!

Im still on Windows Vista at work. Annoying POS.
Might look at downloading 7 from Technet when I eventually find time.

409mil Win7 PC !!!

than windows 7 would be No.1 OS marketshare wise next year !!!!

cause it will put windows 7 at around 55% share

Vista was a pile of cr*p in a can from start to finish. Another Windows ME. Good job it's over. 7 is better, but still Windows.

jebus197 said,
Vista was a pile of cr*p in a can from start to finish. Another Windows ME. Good job it's over. 7 is better, but still Windows.

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jebus197 said,
Vista was a pile of cr*p in a can from start to finish. Another Windows ME. Good job it's over. 7 is better, but still Windows.

Vista was not another Windows ME. Educate yourself before spewing nonsense. Vista had it's issues. Key word being "had". And those issues had many different causes ranging from lazy developers to a botched Ready for Vista campaign.

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