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Windows 7 hits 350 million licenses sold

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Apr 2011 16:37 User comments (4)

Windows 7 hits 350 million licenses sold Microsoft has celebrated the 18-month anniversary of the release of Windows 7 this week, and let go some figures about the OS.
The software giant says they have sold 350 million licenses of Windows 7, making it the fastest selling OS of all-time, and probably the fastest selling piece of software of all-time, as well.

90 percent of businesses have migrated or are migrating to Windows 7, moving on from the aged Windows XP.

Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 8 in mid-2012, for desktops and tablets. The OS will feature more cloud-based features, Kinect support, Zune music, and see a revamped UI.

Windows 8 will also have support for ARM-based SoC, alongside Intel x86 architectures, so a plethora of tablets are expected in 2012 featuring the OS.

In the U.S., Windows 7 market share has surpassed Windows XP and Vista.

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4 user comments

122.4.2011 20:42

"licenses sold" = mostly how many new computers were sold that happened to include it.

There's a reason MS usually refuses to talk about how many copies of Windows get sold by itself.

223.4.2011 0:45

Don't forget all the technet plus customers...$200 for 10 licenses of each version of windows 7...that is a lot of windows 7 licenses for less than the price of just one retail copy of Ultimate, so people buy a pack of over 100 licenses just for 2-3 computers sometimes.



324.4.2011 0:46

Can't see Win8 taking off for desktops.

That's one marketing ploy that's likely to flop al la Vista.

"Now with even MORE DRM!"


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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424.4.2011 18:17

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Don't forget all the technet plus customers...$200 for 10 licenses of each version of windows 7...that is a lot of windows 7 licenses for less than the price of just one retail copy of Ultimate, so people buy a pack of over 100 licenses just for 2-3 computers sometimes.
Yeah but do they have to renew each year?

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