Vista Trends

Microsoft launched Vista Business in late 2006 and Vista Home in early 2007. Our research shows that in July 2007, Vista was found on 12% of the PCs running the PC Pitstop online tests. Our research also shows that Vista is significantly lagging the historical XP launch ramp by almost 57%. In the six months following the XP launch in 2001, the operating system had grown to be found on over 28% of all PCs. Vista's prevalence, after six months from its consumer Vista Home launch, sits at 12%. For the people that have switched to Vista, the July 2007 stats show that almost 60% have the Home Premium version of the operating system. Vista Ultimate, which appears to be slightly losing share, came in second at 21%. Home Basic and Vista Business followed in the mix at 14% and 4% respectively.


Vista Operating System Penetration


Comparison of Vista to XP Launch Ramp


Vista OS Product Mix

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dowserbill: Vista Migration Trends (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 03:33:30 GMT)
QUOTE(dowserbill @ 1:07am Mon Oct 8 2007) [snapback]1430983[/snapback]

In may 0f this year purchased a HP multimedia computer with vista and three months later it has crashed. HP is working with me but I am an american in the UK for a stay and it isn't easy getting things done. Bill

Maybe a class action law suite against microsoft is needed. Bill
flewpastu: Vista Migration Trends (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 02:58:24 GMT)
installed Vista Ultimate 64bit in my home PC w/ Quad core & 2 GB of DDR2 800 4 HD's in Raid 0
went smooth as silk and so far runs flawless

picked up a 2nd 64bit ultimate CD and installed it on my work PC E6700 1gb of DDR2 1000 and 1 HD

it was so slow it was almost ridiculous............. i think it actually was ridiculous by the morning i had another 2GB of DDR2 800 in it and it seems about as snappy as the 1st PC ......... just runnin flawless

as for the mfgrs Vista is being shoved down there throat ............ but they should certainly step up and run it with the amount of ram that will allow it to function properly

i specifically chose 64bit cause i want to be able to run 4Gb of ram and be able to utilize every bit of it

But if anyone ever asks me i'll tell them dont bother with vista unless you're going to run a minimum of 2 Gigs
dowserbill: Vista Migration Trends (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 00:07:41 GMT)
QUOTE(Joe C @ 4:43pm Thu Aug 9 2007) [snapback]1405917[/snapback]

do you have stats on how vista's sales compare with 98, M.E. and W2k's sales in the first 6 months?

In may 0f this year purchased a HP multimedia computer with vista and three months later it has crashed. HP is working with me but I am an american in the UK for a stay and it isn't easy getting things done. Bill
Simonsells91: Vista Migration Trends (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:10:00 GMT)
I have run my PC with vista on 512mb, and it was SO SLOW. 1.5gb or more is best for a fast system. The manufacturers are trying to keep prices down, yet they insist on selling Vista and dumping XP.
Chrono86: Vista Migration Trends (Thu, 23 Aug 2007 12:38:23 GMT)
What makes me angry about this whole situation regarding Vista the most is that laptop and desktop manufacturers are irresponsibly selling Vista computers with only 512mb-1gb of RAM. I've had numerous friends come up to me and have me install more memory because their computers were so slow with Vista right out of the box.

I think everybody's scared of the requirements of Vista, thus the slow launch.
dark41: Vista Migration Trends (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 20:31:02 GMT)
Interesting stats.

I'd think the numbers for the release of W2K would be a better comparison to Vista. Reason being, that 98 and ME were based upon FAT32, where W2K was basically a completely revamped OS with NTFS, and more like Vista in that way. XP is basically a bloated (some would argue more refined) version of W2K.

Too bad the stats don't go back that far as I'd think it would be a more telling comparison. But that's just my opinion.

Also too bad that there may never be a more refined version of Vista, as MS is planning on giving their new OS the file technology which was originally slated to be in Vista. So I suspect the next OS to be completely different than Vista, but I've been wrong before.
Cowboy3000: Vista Migration Trends (Fri, 10 Aug 2007 03:56:28 GMT)
I remember that for a while there were "issues" with the pit test regarding Vista. Is that still an issue? If so, wouldn't that skew the results of people using Vista taking the pit test?
billveik: Vista Migration Trends (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 18:29:11 GMT)
I can understand the difference in the numbers.................Windows XP has been so much better than its 2 predecessors that people were desperate to jump.

Combine that with the media attention with incompatability issues/upgrade problems with Vista.........
chengrob: Vista Migration Trends (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 17:09:57 GMT)
Joe,

We opened our doors in March 2000, so we would not have any information before that point. We probably have some info on Windows 2000, but I am going to guess that the numbers are not that big.
Joe C: Vista Migration Trends (Thu, 09 Aug 2007 15:43:58 GMT)
do you have stats on how vista's sales compare with 98, M.E. and W2k's sales in the first 6 months?
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