As the time of this writing more than 500 4sysops readers took part in this poll. I must admit I am a bit surprised about the results. 44% of 4sysops readers already deployed Windows 7 and 26% plan to deploy Windows 7 without the service pack. Only 17% want to wait for SP1, 8% will skip Windows 7, and 5% are undecided.
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I only added the option that got the majority of the votes after Lukas complained about the incompleteness of this poll. I never imagined that 44% have already deployed Windows 7 by now. Considering that the Windows 7 market share is now about 10% this number can hardly be representative.
If you add the 26% of those who want to deploy Windows 7 without SP1, then 70% of all 4sysops will be running Windows 7 in their organizations very soon. It’s also somewhat hard to believe that only 8% will skip Windows 7.
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Perhaps I chased away all XP supporters with my rants? If so, I am really sorry. I love it when readers oppose my opinions in comments. It would be a pity if all conservative admins are now only reading InfoWorld. 😉 Are any XP advocates reading this? Please do me favor and speak out now. It would really be great if a few are still left on this blog.