According to a report from Evans Data Corporation, only eight percent of developers are developing software for Vista. Almost half (49%) are developing software for XP, and even Linux development surpasses Vista’s at 13%.
Vista continues to fail to make headway in business environments; most are sticking with Windows XP.
Although the numbers say otherwise, Vista’s situation is not as bad as that it seems. Most software written for XP will run on Vista; the two operating systems are generally compatible with each other. Hardware support for Vista has greatly improved since its release over a year ago, and now almost all hardware released over the past several years should work with it.