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Corporate Desktop Operating System And Browser Trends, Q2 2009 To Q2 2010

Windows 7 Arrives, While Firefox And Chrome Use Increase

May 19, 2010

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  • By Benjamin Gray
  • with Christian Kane,
  • Robert Whiteley III

Why Read This Report

After years of stagnation due to lack of budget, IT managers are gearing up for a major desktop transformation project over the next 12 to 18 months that will introduce a new desktop operating system, productivity suite, browser, and applications on new PCs. Inevitably, Windows 7 is very much top of mind as firms start to refresh their legacy systems, but the browser wars are only starting to heat up. Forrester's analysis of more than 90,000 client PCs found that Windows 7 has quickly become the default desktop operating system for new machines and that Internet Explorer (IE) dominance is slowly eroding in favor of Firefox and Chrome.

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