IDC Projections on Microsoft Windows Vista Penetration at Home and Enterprise

In calendar year 2007, deployments of Windows Vista are projected to hit 90 million units, according to IDC. Through 2010, IDC forecasts Windows client operating environments to experience a 2005-2010 CAGR of 8.2%. 
  • During calendar year 2007, Windows Vista Home products are projected to account for 90% of new Windows client operating environments deployed by home users. 
  • Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Enterprise will account for 35% of the new Windows client operating environments deployed by business users during 2007. 
  • During the second full year of availability, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Enterprise will grow to account for 80% of new deployments.
  • During 2007, IDC expects that Windows Vista Home Basic will account for 67% of consumer purchases, with Windows Home Premium capturing 30% of the consumer acquisitions. Windows Vista Ultimate will account for 2% of the worldwide shipments. The balance of Windows Vista consumer shipments are home deployments of Windows Vista Business.
  • On the business front, 82% of Windows Vista deployments are expected to be the Business edition, while the remaining 18% will be Windows Vista Enterprise.

Related: The IDC study, Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environments 2006–2010 Forecast: Vista Expands Windows COE Market Opportunities But Won't Accelerate Growth

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