Are close to fulfilling the two years of the release of Windows Vista and it is time to review the level of acceptance that is taking this new operating system, but before I make a few comments to what has been face from even before its launch.
For starters, Windows Vista has an extremely complicated mission, and that is to be the successor to the Microsoft operating system that over time has been on the market, which has been matched to the Windows 95, 98 and ME together.
Replace an operating system that leads the market in almost seven years is no easy task, especially when considering that many Windows users is the only one who had known.
Additionally, Windows Vista OS has been under attack from even long before his departure, and that it would be necessary to analyze the impact, as it was told many falsehoods about their capabilities, security, performance ...
I come from using it almost went on sale as a retail OS (ie, without being forcibly bundled) and the truth is that I have seen that most of the things that were against him were simply saying inaccuracies (not to use another word).
An additional problem, which his detractors have been responsible for air ad nauseam, is the lack of drivers (when its output was about twice those available when released Windows XP) or incompatible programs, many less than when XP came out, which left no input can be used most of the 8-bit programs that were in the market, and we must remember that in 2001 were not just few, not to mention applications developed for MS-DOS, which professional level you can not say they were few. In this respect I recall that those responsible for the lack of drivers (for both Windows and Mac to Linux or incompatibilities) in any case is not the OS or the developer, but the manufacturer of the device in question, just as the compatibility of a program with a particular operating system is also the responsibility of the developer of that program. The responsibility of the developer of the OS comes to a point of providing the necessary data to these manufacturers to create the necessary drivers. Which then apply it to products and not others is their sole responsibility. This is a problem which is now almost solved, but we must bear in mind that not always a manufacturer is going to attract the investment that involves updating a driver for a specific product or with enough time already on the market or well who has not met the expectations of sales in its day was that good.
Another equally important factor has been that Windows Vista has a high hardware requirements. In this regard we will not deceive us, when developing a product is made in thinking that at that time on the market, in what may come in the coming years and to a lesser extent, in what so far has there, but in a limited time. It is true that the requirements of Vista are well above those of XP, but XP is that developed in the 90s and went on sale in 2001, or the teams that had at that time that there were now (any current economic team is far more powerful than a pointer to the time) ... and neither are the prices.
Due to these factors and their corresponding manipulation by interested parties, have occurred just as curious as users, though not even try, because if you wanted to change OS Windows Vista came preinstalled, or comments as we all know the type, not Windows Vista ... can, where the vast majority of cases, Windows Vista and it could all be reduced to the friend know that he had already said it.
Despite all this, Windows Vista has done an important gap in the market, many are saying that because teams come out pre-installed with any of its versions, but it also applies to XP or is it that HP Packard Bell, Dell, Asus, Acer and other manufacturers and assemblers before going to the market gave its Windows Vista operating system without computers?
Evolution of use of Windows Vista on Internet access:
A lack of data that can be more reliable (and obviously this information will not reach either of the hands of Microsoft or its competitors), we will see these data, taken from the same source I use to see the usage statistics browsers. As I said in the tutorials on this subject, at least the sampling of data is sufficiently comprehensive and fair to take them into account.
Well, according to these data, in February 2007, Windows Vista had a market share or a market share of 0.93%. This figure is already quite significant, because while it is true that since November of 2006 almost all assemblers offer computers with Windows Vista, which is also still selling computers with Windows XP, so this can not be attributed data only to new equipment (which, moreover, would mean a number of computers sold in that period is the best estimate of the assemblers).
By September 2007 the market share of Windows Vista was already a 7.41% since June and was the second most used OS after Windows XP, with a 79.66% remained (and remains) to dominate the market.
In December 2007, Windows Vista, almost one year of the market, had been consolidated in the second operating system used, with a 10.48%.
However, these figures are much lower than the time it was XP, which in December 2002 and had a market share of 34.10%, and were matched to Windows 98. This difference is very large, and only explicable by a number of reasons, among which include the release of new technologies, an explosion in computer sales and, above all, a much greater acceptance.
But there are other factors that influence this. First, by having lower requirements was much easier to migrate from Windows 98 to Windows XP at the time that what in many cases it is currently migrating from Windows XP to Windows Vista.
Moreover, although Windows XP has never been cheap, Windows Vista operating system has been a really expensive if you want to buy in their retail version, and while Microsoft has dropped its price significantly, it remains quite high, especially in its newer.
But these factors do not stop to cover the wide difference between them in their acceptance in the first year of life, just as it explains issues relating to security or stability, since by the time Windows XP was not exactly an example follow either of these two points, well below in both Windows Vista.
But we continue to see data for acceptance of Windows Vista. In September 2008, nearing anniversary of their marketing, Windows Vista has a market share of 18.33% against 68.67% that keeps XP.
These figures represent an average monthly increase of about 0.75%, which although not a bad figure, it is far from those achieved by Windows XP, and it even moves in percentages that are relatively easy to climb .
Well, the first reading that can be drawn from these data is that there has been far from a migration or even a medium scale of Windows XP to Windows Vista, in its day as it happened with the migration from Windows 98 to Windows XP, and as sure that Microsoft expected. This could in part influence the obstacles that Microsoft has against piracy, and that while Windows XP, at least this time, it was relatively easy to hack, Windows Vista is not much, but you can not say no possible, so this point does not justify such a huge difference. Neither is it attributable to the emergence of other operating systems, since in that case affect all Windows, and not just a specific version.
Overall, in this time period (January 2007 to September 2008), loss of market for Windows has been a 3.04%, which has gone to for the most part to Mac OS and Linux to a lesser extent but this fact does not justify the low penetration of Windows Vista on the market, and eye, we must qualify this, a market share of 18.33%, although low in comparison to XP, is more than the sum of other operating systems.
The first conclusion from these data that can be drawn is that Windows Vista is having normal levels of acceptance, which will improve gradually, and continue this pace can be placed at the end of this year, when the two meet years of his departure for sale as no OS preinstalled, about 23%, which is not bad at all.
The second conclusion to be drawn is that, despite being a far more stable OS and safer than XP, this has not reached the general public, and this can be attributed largely to the strong smear campaign that has suffered but also a not too successful marketing efforts by Microsoft, which of course is not focused on this aspect in its day as it did with Windows XP, thinking perhaps that the public was waiting with open arms the arrival of new operating system.
Furthermore, although improvements and internal differences are highly relevant, externally only have meant a lot to look different and some simple changes to the issue of security, that a good percentage of users have been a negative factor that real improvements in this regard have resulted, which in its day did not occur with the output of XP, so that meant a break with what had so far in Windows.
But the third and main conclusion to be drawn is that the main rival to Windows Vista is Windows XP, and this fight is extremely difficult because, with a market share of 68.67% to almost two years of leaving Windows Vista and almost seven years on the market, remains the undisputed leader in operating systems, and this means many millions of OS installed and a huge mass of users reluctant to switch if they are working well, and we must not lose sight of to businesses, which are always less willing to accept this rate, especially if their current systems do not have big problems. Against this is very difficult to fight, even to his successor, and is something that is happening invoice.