The German print magazine C't (26/2007, p.44) has some interesting information regarding Vista adoption in corporate environments. They cited market researchers from Forrester Research and King Research.
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These are the most interesting numbers:
- Windows XP market share 2006: 67%
- Windows XP market share 2007: 84%
- Windows Vista market share 2007: below 5% (ranges under others together with NT)
- Predicted market share of Vista by the end of 2007: 7%
- Companies planning to upgrade to Vista in 2008: about 33%
- Companies having no concrete plans to upgrade to Vista: 38%
- Companies that didn't decide yet to upgrade to Vista: 14%
- IT Pros having doubts regarding Vista: 90%
- IT Pros considering migrating to another OS: 44%
- IT Pros considering migrating to Mac OS: 28%
The last three numbers are quite impressive. However, I think that there is a difference between considering moving to another OS and actually doing it. I suppose, by telling market researchers about their future plans to move away from Windows, IT managers and admins were just expressing their displeasure or dissatisfaction towards Microsoft. And yes, I myself considered changing to Linux a couple of times already. But when I start thinking about all the consequences such a move would mean, I give up such ideas pretty fast.