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Hey, Bill. I don’t see the 20 Million Vista copies either.

Bill O’Brien recently posted a summary pie chart that showed virtually no use of Vista to access his main blog at Technudge.net. Here’s the same sort of chart for Oldstersview. So where are the Vista users? Seems like they would be showing in greater numbers than one or two percent if there really were 20 Million copies purchased on launch.


April 1, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. “Purchased” does not equal “Utilized”…..

    Comment by Father Dale | April 1, 2007

  2. True enough, but 1%? Why buy it and not use it? It’s too expensive to buy just for the pretty box.

    Comment by oldstersview | April 1, 2007

  3. The people who are buying it aren’t ‘our kind’…. 😀
    Seriously — YOU using it? I bought two Vista boxen for my kids to play with, but my bride and I are still using Ubuntu and, when necessary, XPsp2.

    Comment by Father Dale | April 1, 2007

  4. Heck Hell no, I’m not using it and not likely to. I have a laptop with PCLinuxOS on it (this one), a desktop with Ubuntu on it and another desktop with XPsp2 on it. The XP box doesn’t get much use. Right now its’ main function is showing a webcam pointed at a blooming apricot tree that my kids look at off and on.

    Comment by oldstersview | April 1, 2007

  5. That’s interesting about the colors you’ve selected to differentiate the OS’s. Win XP, Vista, Server 2003, and 2000 all have the same color blue on my screen. I’ve often wondered why people don’t realize that colors do not look the same on different monitors and why people don’t use obviously different colors (like green, red, yellow, pink, etc.) than many shades of blue which all look the same?

    Comment by Ray | April 4, 2007

  6. Not my choice, Ray. Those colors are chosen by the people at SiteMeter.

    Comment by oldstersview | April 4, 2007

  7. The problem is that there are 1.68 billion XP users so it’s skewing your chart…?

    Comment by Bill | January 9, 2008

  8. Could be, but if many of those people had moved to Vista it seems like the percentage would be higher than 1%.

    Comment by oldstersview | January 9, 2008

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