(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Microsoft Windows 7 is on the rise. According to Gartner Research, by the end of 2011, 42% of personal computers have Windows 7 as their featured operating system.
That represents a pretty large increase for the operating system, considering all the personal computers that still use XP, Vista, and others.
In a press release concerning the matter, Gartner research director Annette Jump stated, “Steady improvements in IT budgets in 2010 and 2011 are helping to accelerate the deployment of Windows 7 in enterprise markets in the U.S. and Asia/Pacific, where Windows 7 migrations started in large volume from 4Q10.” Despite the increase, Jump also noted that worldwide affairs would mostly likely delay Windows 7’s spread to some areas.
While coming up with the forecast, Gartner noted shipments of computers featuring the OS.
Microsoft released the operating system in 2009. Meanwhile, it’s not entirely clear when the tech giant will start creating the OS’s successor. For more information, visit: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1762614