According to a recent research report published by Gartner, Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 7 will be able to successfully counter all competition in the OS space. Additionally, the report went on to add that by the end of this year, as much as 94 percent of PCs being shipped will have Windows 7 running on them. Only 4.5 percent will run Apple (OS X) and less than a percent will run Linux. Gartner researchers believe that improved IT budgets in the U.S and the Asia-Pacific region specifically were encouraging the adoption of the Windows 7 software. 

The PC favorite.. (Image credit: gnoted.com)

The PC favorite.. (Image credit: gnoted.com)

Further in the research, it is being predicted that during the entire span of the current year alone, almost 630 million PCs running on Windows 7 will have been shipped; and by early next year almost 42 percent of PCs globally, will have Windows 7 on them. The latest platform by Microsoft has been gathering some rave reviews prompting users to make the switch. 

So, while the smartphone market has the likes of Apple and Google doing well, PC continues to be a Microsoft domain. 

Publish date: August 10, 2011 4:54 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:19 pm

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