By comparison, between 12 to 14 percent of users switched to Windows XP during the first year of its release, Mitchell said.
Vista gain traction in the market from quick adoption by both corporate and consumer users. For example, companies that participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance licensing program will automatically get upgrades to Vista, Mitchell said. "On the consumer side, there has been a bit of pent-up demand. Just look at the beta adoption in the consumer space -- it's very high," he said.
Vista will be available to business customers from November 30, with the operating system available to consumers from January. For users who buy a new computer before Vista is released to consumers, Microsoft is now shipping Vista upgrade coupons with computers that are sold with Windows XP.
Windows Vista adoption to be real fast
Posted on Monday, November 27 2006 @ 16:04:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck