Microsoft has been trying to convince big businesses to upgrade to Windows 8, and soon Windows 8.1, for about a year now. Yet many major PC makers still offer a way for large companies to get new PCs with Windows 7 installed. One of them is Toshiba and this week, a company executive stated that the vast majority of its PCs sold to businesses still use Windows 7.
When we say "vast majority", that's not an exaggeration. ZDNet quotes Toshiba's B2B product marketing manager Cindy Zwerling as saying, "From a business perspective, I would say 99 percent of our sales are Windows 7." She added, "At this point, there are few exceptions in corporate America in the enterprise space for Windows 8."
That's not good news for Microsoft, who would certainly like for more companies to take the leap to Windows 8 or 8.1. Many businesses are trying to get their PCs upgraded from Windows XP before Microsoft cuts off support for the OS on April 8th. Zwerling indicated that her customers are moving from XP to Windows 7, rather than Windows 8. She said that enterprise PC customers are for the most part, not even thinking about transitioning to Windows 8 at the moment.
Source: ZDNet | Image via Toshiba