Russia, Cuba keen on Windows 7
Posted by Philip Elmer-DeWitt
October 22, 2009 5:58 AM
Guess which countries are watching today's launch most closely?
Source: Google Insight
Source: Google Insights
Here's a curious geographical phenomenon that emerged from a Google
Insights search at 5 a.m. EDT Thursday morning — the day Microsoft
(MSFT) was scheduled to launch the successor to Windows XP and Vista.
In the bar graph that displayed which regions were conducting the most
searches per capita on the term "Windows 7," the top 10 were as follows:
2. Russian Federation
3. Sri Lanka
4. Czech Republic
8. Hong Kong
At first I thought this was an early-morning effect, and that interest
in Europe and the U.S. would grow as the day progressed. But I was
wrong; that list reflects searches over the past 12 months.
Any theories about what's going on?
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