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Forrester Research Reveals Windows XP Still Dominates Business PCs

Windows 7 may have overshadowed Windows XP as the most advanced operating system from the Microsoft stable till date. However, the charisma of Windows XP refuses to die down and this was proved in a recent research report by Forrester which found out the real facts.

According to the report from Forrester, Windows 7 is powering 20.9 % of corporate PCs around the world. While on the other hand Windows XP still continues to dominate this field by powering 60% of all business PCs.

The research results (opens in new tab) are revealed after surveying more than 400,000 client PCs from 2500 different companies by the firm. According to the report Windows 7 implementation is gathering strength as existing hardware continues to age. The report predicts that the usage of Windows 7 is going to be around 83% from news PCs over the year as the usage of Windows XP is going to diminish very soon. The usage of Windows XP has already taken a dip of 9% from last year when its share was 69%.

However, this popular OS still continues to be the top favourite amongst many corporate users who are unlikely to ditch it even in the near future. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that Windows Vista never saw the light of the day in corporate usage as it only managed to reach a peak of 14% usage in November 2009 after which its usage has gradually diminished.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.