We can’t say we didn’t expected that and personally, I’m surprised it happened now. While still the dominant software company, Microsoft started to lose ground for the Windows OS and people are more attracted to other platforms, such as Mac or Linux. Microsoft has Windows 7 in its sleeve, but nobody can predict at this point how much will Windows 7 repair what Vista collapsed.
The paradox, however, is that the percentage of Vista users went up( 20% ) while the number of users using WIndows XP dropped. The predictions aren’t in Microsoft’s favor but like I said, maybe Windows 7 will somehow manage to change this sliding line.
Source: Computer World