wastingtimewithforums said:
vesuvius said:
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"XP sold in droves"

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Not that much.

Google stats from 2003:


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Windows 98 - 36%
Windows XP - 28%
Windows 2000 - 21%

XP became dominant only in 2004 or so.  Three years after release. What made XP such a success is the fact that it had more than five years to spread. No other windows had that long no successor.

Vista has now 24.35% market share:

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10

After around two and half years of market availability (since january 2007) that's not that bad, considering how entrenched XP is, and the negative image that Vista has. The reason Microsoft destroyed UAC is because of the whiney blogosphere, and the statistics show me, that the blogosphere has much less influence on the market than they think they have.

The reason Microsoft destroyed UAC is because of the whiney blogosphere, and the statistics show me, that the blogosphere has much less influence on the market than they think they have.

Ignoring the fact your statement contradicts itself, I just wanted to make note that Microsoft made changes to UAC -- whether you view them as good or bad -- based on user feedback from various channels, including their Customer Experience Improvement Program. To blame UAC's changes, and their perception, on us bloggers is just wrong.