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Random: Some Vista adoption numbers

Thought I’d share these numbers with you.

Client agent OS usage by CounterSpy Enterprise:

Windows XP 82.91%

Windows 2000 14.88%

Server 2003 1.83%

Vista build 6000 0.32%

Windows 98 0.03%

Windows NT 4 0.02%

Vista build 5744 0.00%

Vista build 5600 0.00%

Vista build 6001 0.00%

Windows ME 0.00%

This is a sampling of what operating system CounterSpy Enterprise agents deployed at customer sites report back. In this particular sampling, the bias will be toward small to medium business, and shows a very slow adoption of Vista in business environments.

Now, what our website sees:

Windows XP 83.90%

Vista 9.38%

Windows 2000 3.59%

Server 2003 1.62%

Windows 98 1.33%

Windows ME 0.14%

Windows NT 0.02%

Windows 95 0.02%

These are the operating system versions as reported by the browser to our main website. This would reflect a mix of more general usage — consumers and business.

I’d be curious to know what others are seeing out there as well.

Alex is a technology CEO, with leadership, operating partner, investor, and board member roles at security firms including AutoLoop, Borland, Quarterdeck (now Symantec and Cisco WebEx), GFI/TeamViewer, Sunbelt Software (now ThreatTrack Security), BlueStripe Software, StopBadware, Knowbe4, Malwarebytes, and Runaware Holding AB. When CEO of Sunbelt he ran a security blog, and he still writes on security.