Windows 8 is making a headway against Vista. However, both of them have no match with Windows 7. The most recent figures have shown that, in May, Windows 8 has a 4.27 percentage share of the PCs being installed worldwide versus the 4.51% for Vista. As you know, Vista is one of the least popular OSes introduced in November 2006. But then again, maybe they will be breaking out the sparkling wine soon. Still, Windows 7 leads a long shot at 44.85% and it truly made gains in May. It had 44.72% in April.
Newer Isn't Always Better
We need to understand the situation. According to Bill Gates, higher is better. Let's take a look at the reality. The Windows Me, the blue one has problems. The Windows 98 has issues. The Windows Vista could not transfer files over a network at rational speeds. Users were happy with Windows XP but it became out-dated. Now, this most recent version, which is Windows 8, has even more issues. This points out that newer is not always better. As what Bill Gates says, it's not practical to point out the best one, when the most recent has more issues. Without a doubt, people prefer Windows 7 because it has operated far better and has had lesser and more tolerable issues.
Still, Windows 7 Is Pretty Good
Many people tried to purchase and install Windows 8 on their desktop or laptop, but when they discovered some drawbacks, they came back to Windows 7. Users know that Windows 7 does not have a touch screen, but that does not matter. People with laptops and desktops are used to having a mouse as a way to navigate and do not mind that it is not similar to Smartphone, touch screens or tablets. Windows 7 does not push services to people. It is more comfortable in desktop experience and users are not forced to hunt the disabling settings, as well as learning to live with the things that cannot be disabled.
When people see Windows 8, they will get excited at first. But, when they get to know it better, most of them would love to go back to Windows 7, due to its convenience. Windows 7 is indeed great, and this is the reason why most businesses are sticking with it. As you know, Windows 7 is derived from XP. Though, Windows 8 got its throne from Vista. There is nothing better than Window 7.
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