StatCounter has declared Microsoft Windows 7 as the most popular PC operating system (OS).
StatCounter’s analysis recorded a 50.2 percent usage of all Internet-connected PCs on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 7. On the second spot is the Windows XP, earning a total usage proportion of 29.9 percent. Figures obtained were from the month of June.
It is the first time for Windows 7 to dominate the entire operating system market following Windows XP’s huge success, after its launch in 2001. It was remembered how Microsoft invested a lot of effort in persuading its users to shift from XP to its then newest Windows Vista OS, which turned out into a flop. Nevertheless, Microsoft was persistent enough to go on with business and plans to end its funding for XP in the next two years.
Still, with the forthcoming launch of Windows 8, the routine of convincing users to switch to the next operating system is bound to increase. It will now be Windows 7’s time to queue for the Microsoft trash bin.
On the other hand, another industry forecaster, NetMarketShare, disagrees with StatCounter’s figures. It says that XP still owns 40 percent of the market, making Windows 7 next in the line with 39 per cent from its 35 percent mark in April. However, it is still possible that both statistics will reflect similar results before the end of the year, noting Windows 7’s gain in the market.