AfterDawn: Tech news

Microsoft selling seven Windows 7 copies every second

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jun 2010 3:07 User comments (10)

Microsoft selling seven Windows 7 copies every second Microsoft has announced that it is selling seven copies of Windows 7 every second, making it the fastest selling operating system in the company's history.
Notes Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft's in-house Windows blogger: "Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history."

The company has sold over 150 million Windows 7 licenses in the past 8 months, and LeBlanc says that 75 percent of enterprises are either deploying it or actively evaluating the operating system.

IW adds that Microsoft may still have its hands full trying to convince IT managers to move from XP Pro to Windows 7, as the memory (or nightmare some would say) of Vista is still fresh.

Vista left many concerns of application compatibility and stringent hardware requirements, and who could forget about the UAC.

Windows 7 has addressed most of those issues, however, including the implementation of XP Mode for compatibility.

Previous Next  

10 user comments

127.6.2010 8:31

NM...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jun 2010 @ 8:33

227.6.2010 8:37

"IW adds that Microsoft may still have its hands full trying to convince IT managers to move from XP Pro to Windows 7, as the memory (or nightmare some would say) of Vista is still fresh."

More realistically, most IT managers are pushing to get windows 7 so they don't have to keep fixing the vista machines every week.

327.6.2010 9:35
ared947
Unverified new user

Great Job on W7 Microsoft, it only took about 25 years to come up with an OS that is ALMOST as good as OS2 was 15 years ago. After briefly revisiting Windows 3.0 aka Vista.

Oh, when I think of the endless hours spent trying to get 3.1 networked and the joy of the company COO breathing down my neck wanting to know where all his money went. Explaining why everyday when she started her PC it did something different.

If I could only be compensated for MY time I would be getting Windows OS's on gold plated cd's for the rest of my life.

427.6.2010 11:34

How many copies are pirated every second?

527.6.2010 12:40

I call BS, why? 7 copies of 7, really. you need to get a new campaign director MS.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Jun 2010 @ 12:40

627.6.2010 14:36

Agreed, I think they trying to boast in hopes of creating more sales; but in all honesty nobody freaking cares. Most people by 7 cause they need it, or are comfortable with it. Others will simply steal it, which is like 7 times the number its sells.

727.6.2010 16:03

ill get a pirate version before i buy the legit version and must say i still prefer xp but 7 is 2nd

828.6.2010 7:08

7 is not as bad as Vista, but like Mystic said, if people are comfortable with it, go for it. Personally I only use it to sync my iPhone; and as soon as that done I reboot and run back to Ubuntu; which until now, hasn't failed me like every Window$ OS out there did.

928.6.2010 14:12

Originally posted by bam431:
How many copies are pirated every second?
8 a second. j/k

1029.6.2010 0:02

Originally posted by bam431:
How many copies are pirated every second?
Considering that much of it is pirated from other corporations, technically, every copy of windows 7 is pirated.

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive