So, Windows 7 came and went, and now that netbooks are running Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system, we should expect users to slowly veer away from that darned 8-year old operating system, right?
Well, we all thought wrong. Just a few days after Windows 7 was released, the Eee PC 1005HA running Windows XP suddenly catapaulted to the top.
From Eee PC Blog:
Did that surprise you a bit? The Eee PC 1005HA running on Windows XP sells for $358.89 while the model with Windows 7 sells for around $376.99. It’s around $18 difference in price and you’d already have a faster Eee PC with better specs and features and yet the inferior model is still preferred by users?
What could be the reason then? Users still not convinced that Windows 7 is better than Windows XP? Users still want to buy some time before upgrading to Windows 7? Price is certainly not an issue since the price difference is not that much.
I, for one would like to see Windows XP go away soon. Nothing personal, really, but that OS is too darned old and nothing would make me happier than to see all these netbooks running Windows 7.