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Vista Worries

If you're like me, you've been watching the sluggish rollout of Windows Vista and wondering about when it might be time to start targeting app development toward the flagship client OS. By all accounts, Vista sales have lagged behind expectations. As Redmond Media Group Online News Editor Keith Ward reported in an article for Redmond magazine, research firm Gartner Inc. has found that "Vista has had very limited impact on PC demand or replacement activity."

And Microsoft itself in July revised sales figures for Vista's share of Microsoft desktop OS revenues, down from 85 percent to 78 percent. Windows XP picked up the difference, up from 15 percent to 22 percent. People, it seems, are staying with XP in droves.

Of course, development shops must take the forward view. Despite the slow sales, do you see Vista becoming a viable target for the desktop applications your shops develop? Or could it be 2009 or later before corporate developers really commit to Vista? E-mail me at [email protected].

Posted by Michael Desmond on 11/14/2007 at 1:15 PM


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