Software Conversation

June 8, 2008

Hi All!

Hi All,

Happy Monday! I have a few intriguing facts for you to marvel over.

  • In a recent survey, the NPD Group, a national market research firm, surveyed a number of computer users age 18 + to determine how many people were currently downloading purchased software, instead of making an in-store purchase. An amazing 36% of the survey participants download various software applications directly from the web because of simple convenience. Next, 35% had the software shipped to them,  whereas 23% preferred to download the software, and have a backup disk shipped to them.  What does this report reveal to us? That we love to shop online, and we are making smarter choices to offset the rising gas prices.  To read this report, please visit hhttp://www.npd.com/corpServlet?nextpage=press-releases_s.html

 The top-selling anti-virus software for the week of May 11 – May 17, 2008 includes:
1. Spy Sweeper Webroot $21
2. Trend Micro AntiVirus 2008 Plus Anti-Spyware Trend Micro $25
3. MS Office 2007 Home & Student 3User Microsoft $140
4. Norton 360 2.0 3User Symantec $68
5. Norton Antivirus 2008 Symantec $35
6. Norton Internet Security 2008 3User Symantec $63
7. Windows Live OneCare 2.0 3User Microsoft $26
8. Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 3User Trend Micro $42
9. Spy Sweeper w/Antivirus 3User Webroot $45
10. McAfee Internet Security Suite 2008 3User McAfee Inc. $54

 

 

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