Windows XP market share finally dips below 50%

Windows XP market share finally dips below 50%.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/08/dUFCLf.jpg[/newsimage]The numbers have come in for global market share for computer operating systems in July of 2011. Microsoft is still king but the distribution of users between versions of Windows is starting to shift. Windows XP has finally fallen below the 50% mark for Windows operating systems currently in use.


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Windows 7 will run OK on a DUAL core (or more) machine with at least 2gb or ram. An updated DX-11 video card could help some too. What Microsoft should be looking out for is the just perceptable interest in DESKTOP PC’S running Android O/S! Even if part of a multi-boot configuration that represents a potentail problem for Microsoft, and that’s why they’re fighting so hard to create legal and financial headaches for Google’s O/S.

[QUOTE=tmc8080;2598922]Windows 7 will run OK on a DUAL core (or more) machine with at least 2gb or ram. An updated DX-11 video card could help some too.[/QUOTE]

That’s a given considering how the debacle with Vista went not recognizing or installing on older equipments. I can even get it installed on a dell laptop from 2006 and that is old in computer technologies.

[QUOTE=tmc8080;2598922]What Microsoft should be looking out for is the just perceptable interest in DESKTOP PC’S running Android O/S! Even if part of a multi-boot configuration that represents a potentail problem for Microsoft, and that’s why they’re fighting so hard to create legal and financial headaches for Google’s O/S.[/QUOTE]

That isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Win O/S is a major share holder in desktop and laptop O/S and been refined many times over and I doubt android would do any kinda dent in Win share market holds. Windows will still be the premier O/S all other O/S will be judge by and now W7 phone is coming out and from the reviews are more efficient and can connect better to windows machine you have to wonder why they didn’t come out sooner but later is better then never.

Android is not a good Desktop OS though, and the X86 Androids are a bit of a hack at the moment.

ChromeOS, seems to be where Google are throwing their laptop and possibly desktop weight. The key point, is that when you see how a simple splashtop quickboot handles the web, and how we could reach a stage where practically everthing can be done online & browser based, you have to ask, do we still need to pay the Bill Gates tax?