Windows Vista, Windows 7 and OS X are in decline; Ubuntu is on rise

A new survey had 1,142 respondents and 99 percent of them had a Windows operating system installed at their companies, reveals that 84 percent of IT pros don't have plans to upgrade to Windows 7 in the next year and that half of respondents are considering alternatives. But it pays to parse a few nuances. […]

A new survey had 1,142 respondents and 99 percent of them had a Windows operating system installed at their companies, reveals that 84 percent of IT pros don't have plans to upgrade to Windows 7 in the next year and that half of respondents are considering alternatives. But it pays to parse a few nuances. Another nuance to ponder. Apple's OS X is the most likely platform to replace Vista or Windows 7, with 27 percent eyeing the Mac platform.

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