Regarding 64-Bit Windows Market Share

Regarding my question about how many Windows users are using the 64-bit version of the OS (which requires entirely different drivers and apps), John Nack has some data from Adobe:

By the way, in the spirit of sharing info where public, I’ll note that we surveyed 1,600 Photoshop customers last summer and found that roughly 4% were using a 64-bit version of Windows.

As he points out, though, there’s a chicken-and-egg problem — surely that number will go up after Adobe ships the 64-bit version of Photoshop, because it’ll be a compelling reason to switch to the 64-bit version of Windows.

Thursday, 3 April 2008