Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Real-World State of Windows Use

Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday September 09, @07:59PM
from the give-me-the-numbers dept.
snydeq writes"Performance and metrics researcher Devil Mountain Software has released an array of real-world Windows use data as compiled by, a community-based monitoring tool that receives real-time data from about 10,000 PCs throughout the world. Tracking users' specific configurations, as well as the applications they actually use, the tool provides insights into real-world Windows use, including browser share, multicore adoption, service pack adoption, and which anti-virus, productivity, and media software are most prevalent among Windows users. Of note are the following conclusions: two years after Vista's release, not even 30 percent of PCs actually run it; is making inroads into the Microsoft Office user base; and despite the rise of Firefox, Internet Explorer remains the standard option for inside-the-firewall apps."

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