I read this post on Mike Taulty's blog, which seemed to show widespread adoption of Vista
which led me to this post from Craig Murphy, again showing widespread adoption of Vista
which led me to this slightly more cynical view from Thomas Lee
which led to the original post from Alex Eckelberry
which again shows a less than rosy picture for Vista adoption. My guess is the first two are getting much higher numbers because they are MS-based development blogs, which are read by MS geeks, who are the people most likely to be using Vista. From my small sample space (from the Random Pub Finder) in December, of the 89% visitors who are using Windows, 7.6% are using Vista, meaning it's just overtaken Windows 2000. Personally I think this is a much more realistic figure. Most non-techy people I know don't know nor care what Vista is and continue to use XP quite happily. And I think they may be quite sensible, what are the compelling reasons to upgrade? I'm yet to find them. Under the hood there may be lots of changes, but on the surface there's not a lot to see.