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Windows 7 fails to impact Mac sale

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 28 December 2009, 02:49 Hrs   |    8 Comments
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Windows 7 fails to impact Mac sale
Bangalore: The release of Windows 7 has definitely helped in increasing the sales of the PC at work, but have failed to slow the increase in adoption of Macs at the workplace, according to a study. Apple is expected to grow at the same time, while the number of companies buying Mac desktops remains flat at about seven percent, the number of those buying MacBooks has grown by 10 percent, according to Electronista.

The ChangeWave study also reports that Dell and HP should benefit from a slight increase in corporate sales with a respective 33 percent and 18 percent companies planning to buy both desktops and notebooks from the two. Also, 93 percent of those who had tried Windows 7 were either somewhat or very satisfied with the OS, that hasn't translated into significant decisions to move up upgrades at the office. But only 19 percent plan any sort of change, and only three percent plan a "significant" change to get Windows 7 into their businesses early.

It's not known what's leading to Apple's increase, though native Exchange 2007 support in Snow Leopard may contribute to the results along with overall less expensive MacBooks and MacBook Pros from the past few months.

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Reader's comments(8)
1: Windows 7 is better than Vista. Microsoft are really trying get things right. The MS online store now has started to sell PCs with half off Windows 7 and constantly have great deals on computers http://tiny.cc/MSdiscount
Posted by:Windows7 - 29 Dec, 2009
2: I've used both vista and window 7 but I notice the overall performance like internet speed,window looks in window 7 is really gud.
Posted by:Aditya - 28 Dec, 2009
3: "less expensive MacBooks and MacBook Pros from the past few months."
When did Macbooks become less expensive?
They don't work in here because Apple prices them insanely.
Posted by:hvd - 27 Dec, 2009
4: windows 7 all together is an improvement over vista and not all that great. its all hype
Posted by:aysha - 27 Dec, 2009
I have used both Snow leopard and Windows 7. Windows 7 has closed the gap in performance and looks between Macintosh and WIndows.
Vishvesh Replied to: aysha - 27 Dec, 2009
Keep dreaming.
bob Replied to: Vishvesh - 29 Dec, 2009
Try using Ubuntu or fedora 12 which has dramatically improved in driver support and look and feel. And dont ask PRICE -- its nearly free with OpenOffice 3 included.
Best bet for corporate who is desperately looking for cost cut.
Rajeshwar Singh Replied to: Vishvesh - 27 Dec, 2009
Of course Windows 7 won't be integrated into business's for a while yet, it's only just been released. Windows XP is very stable in a business environment, and has great support for much of the older hardware/software being used. Also worth noting that Windows operating systems account for 80-90% of the overall computer market, not including Linux/BSD market share which is also increasing quite rapidly.

Apple needs to invest in the Server market if it ever wants to displace Microsoft/Linux in a business setting.
Rob Replied to: Rajeshwar Singh - 27 Dec, 2009