Gartner predicting that 42 percent of PCs will be running Windows 7 by the end of the year

According to new worldwide PC usage data from Gartner Inc, by the end of 2011, 42 percent of PCs in use worldwide will be running Windows 7.

Gartner is also predicting that 94 percent of new PCs will ship with Windows 7 installed this year, analysts said on August 9.

Improvements in IT spending in 2010 and 2011 are accelerating deployment of Windows 7 in the U.S. and Asian Pacific enterprise markets, Gartner said.

Here are some other predictions from Gartner’s “Forecast Analysis: PC OS Market, Worldwide, 2008-2015, 2011 Update”:

  • “Windows 7 is likely to be the last version of Microsoft OS that gets deployed to everybody through big corporatewide migration. In the future, many organizations will also use alternative client computing architectures for standard PCs with Windows OS, and move toward virtualization and cloud computing in the next five years.” –** Editors Note BULLSHIT**
  • “By the end of 2011, nearly 635 million new PCs worldwide are expected to be shipped with Windows 7.”
  • Apple’s share of the PC market continues to grow. By the end of 2011, Mac OS will be on 4.5 percent of PCs worldwide, up from 4 percent in 2010. By 2015, that number could reach 5.2 percent.
  • Linux’s share on the desktop will “remain niche” over the next five years, with below 2 percent share.
  • Google’s Chrome OS, Android and webOS won’t gain any significant share on PCs in th enext few years.
  • In 2012 will the market will “reach the point of crossover between Windows-specific and OS-agnostic applications for enterprises, as 50 percent of the applications will be OS-agnostic.” In the consumer market, that crossover already has happened, as a result of the growing acceptance of Web applications.

This is the reason why I am not a Gartner fan.

Look at those “predictions”. Most of them are simply common sense extrapolation – I mean “Apple’s share of the PC market continues to grow. By the end of 2011, Mac OS will be on 4.5 percent of PCs worldwide, up from 4 percent in 2010. By 2015, that number could reach 5.2 percent.” come on!

Here’s an example of their nonsense:

“Windows 7 is likely to be the last version of Microsoft OS that gets deployed to everybody through big corporatewide migration. In the future, many organizations will also use alternative client computing architectures for standard PCs with Windows OS, and move toward virtualization and cloud computing in the next five years.” 

So let me get this straight, they know enough about the next version of Windows to make such a wide sweeping statement about the nature of future Windows deployments? REALLY?

Who actually agrees to pay these people?

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  • Alex Ali Balogun

    LOL

    Gartner make me laugh too…

  • zulbia_bamie

    I love the part “** Editors Note BULLSHIT**” LOL
    I agree Gartner is a joke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fbultimatrix Madde Bruhn

    “In 2012 will the market will” too much coffee while writing article?

  • http://www.facebook.com/fbultimatrix Madde Bruhn

    Also: “PCs in th enext few years.”

  • http://profiles.google.com/vhaakmat Vincent Haakmat

    Gartner has become the laughing stock of the IT Industry, plain and simple