Microsoft Windows 7: A survey of its awareness and the likely problems hindering early upgrading in developing countries

  • FK Opara
  • SC Ikpeazu
  • MC Ndinechi

Abstract

The study employed stratified random sampling to group sampled organizations into large, medium, and small. Similarly, individuals interviewed were stratified into CEOs, IT PROS, and Users. Convenience sampling was also employed to get quick response using Nigeria as a case study. Hardware compatibility was also surveyed and all the results were presented in bar charts. The awareness of Windows 7 is very low among non IT PROS and the major problem that will hinder upgrade to Windows 7 in developing the country is hardware incompatibility, especially among medium and small organizations. This will result in the upsurge of new system procurements in the next five years.

Keywords: Microsoft, windows 7, computers, windows XP, windows vista, operating systems

International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 6(2): 136-143, 2010

Author Biographies

FK Opara
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526 Owerri, Nigeria
SC Ikpeazu
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526 Owerri, Nigeria
MC Ndinechi
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526 Owerri, Nigeria
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