Linux outnumbered by Windows 98 in Japanese homes


Do you know about Windows 7? graph of japanese statisticsDespite the iPod and iPhone being a reasonable success in Japan, Apple are not seeing the benefit in terms of Mac sales, according to this survey reported on by and conducted by goo Research into home computers, with a look in particular at the upcoming Windows 7.


Between the 23rd and 26th of July 2009 1,086 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.9% of the sample were male, 16.5% in their teens, 18.4% in their twenties, 21.5% in their thirties, 16.2% in their forties, 15.6% in their fifties, and 11.9% aged sixty or older.

I use Windows Vista only at home, which does work well for everything I want to do, so I don’t see any reason why I should bother upgrading to Windows 7, especially given that since I run the Ultimate version as it’s the only one to support multiple languages, the upgrade price will be pretty high, I suspect.

Research results

Q1: Do you know about Windows 7? (Sample size=1,086)

Know about it in detail5.3%
Know something about it24.4%
Just heard the name50.6%
Never heard of it19.7%

There was one person who did not have a computer at home, so the following question was asked to the remaining 1,085 people.

Q2: What operating systems do you have installed on your computers at home? (Sample size=1,085, multiple answer)

Windows XP (to SQ1)84177.5%
Windows Vista (to SQ2)45842.2%
Windows 2000625.7%
Windows Me474.3%
Windows 98302.8%
Windows 98SE181.7%
Windows 9560.6%
Windows NT 4.020.2%
Windows NT 3.x00.0%
Windows 3.x00.0%
Other Windows OS50.5%
Mac OS X625.7%
Other Mac OS161.5%
Linux OS232.1%
Other Unix OS00.0%
Don’t know121.1%

Q2SQ1: Do you think you will upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7? (Sample size=841)

Wait a while after release, then investigate50.5%
Don’t want to upgrade18.2%
Want to buy a new PC9.8%
Want to upgrade6.9%
Don’t know14.6%

Q2SQ2: Do you think you will upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7? (Sample size=458)

Wait a while after release, then investigate51.5%
Want to upgrade14.6%
Don’t want to upgrade12.9%
Want to buy a new PC2.8%
Don’t know18.1%
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1 Comment »

  1. Niclas said,
    August 9, 2009 @ 11:18

    This is probably not a really accurate title….
    many of the linux users would of course be using windows 7 as well and vice versa.
    it would be more interesting to see if the user is using windows, linux, or both.

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