Well, usually one would have a hard time believing someone that throws around a figure like 99 percent, but this one comes straight from Toshiba, one of the premier PC makers.
And the company claims that as far as its business sales are concerned, an overwhelming 99 percent of its customers are still going with the tried and tested Windows 7 — with only a select few choosing the option of Windows 8.
They are business and enterprise clients, yeah, but it is still a cue for Microsoft to intensify its efforts to popularize Windows 8 in the corporate world.
Anyway, Cindy Zwerling, Toshiba’s B2B product marketing manager, talking to ZDNet said that Windows 8 is, as of right now, a distant plan in the future. She did say that Windows 8.1 brings around some very good potential for Microsoft’s modern operating platform:
“Windows 7 is clearly the enterprise operating system at this time. But there are pockets of the corporate population that use detachable tablets, and might be running Windows 8. But for your standard clamshell notebook? It’s Windows 7.
From a business perspective, I would say 99 percent of our sales are Windows 7.”
Windows 7 hold the crown of the most popular operating system in the world, and as a matter of pure fact, this version of Windows has shown a tendency of growing its market share even further these past few months.
This, no doubt, has got a lot to do with the looming retirement of Windows XP, with companies and enterprises deciding to go with the familiar option.
Mainstream support for Windows 7 is set to come to an end on January 13, 2015, though the extended support is still a few leagues away, and will end on January 14, 2020.