While Microsoft’s latest retails better than Vista, it still has a long way to go to completely dethrone older OSes in India.
The old adage — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — rightly portrays Indian consumers’ scepticism about Windows 7, the three-month-old operating system (OS) from Microsoft.
Take the example of Aditya Thakore, an animation designer with a Hyderabad-based multimedia and design studio. Thakore is your quintessential Indian consumer who uses a computer for “basic browsing and office work.” He bought his laptop eight months ago, pre-loaded with Windows Vista. Despite hearing good things about the Win 7 OS, he is not too keen to upgrade. “It won’t make any difference to my usage, will it,” he asks.
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