90 Million Licenses and Counting: Windows 7 Still the Fastest Selling OS in History
Article by George Norman
On 03 Mar 2010
Windows 7 shaped up to be the best Windows version ever since it was in Beta, generating a lot of positive feedback from the media and users – unlike Vista. With all the positive vibe surrounding the Windows 7 operating system (OS), quite a lot of people rushed off to the get software once it reached GA (General Availability) status on October 22, 2009.

As a matter of fact, people wanted to get their hands on Windows 7 even before it was rolled out to the stores. Managing Director of Amazon UK, Brian McBride said back in October that Windows 7 was the “the biggest grossing pre-order product of all-time at Amazon.co.uk, and demand is still going strong.”


You might remember that back in January, Craig Beilinson, Director of Marketing with Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, said Windows 7 is “by far the fastest selling operating system in history.” At the time he did not come with some concrete figures – Microsoft did that later in the month when it announced that it sold more than 60 million Windows 7 licenses in Q2 (which ended in December). Microsoft also announced that its revenue grew to $19.02 billion and that profits soared by 60% to $6.66 billion.

Earlier this week, at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference Microsoft presented further proof that Windows 7 is indeed the fastest selling operating system. Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein announced that more than 90 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold.

“That's a lot of Windows 7. We're humbled and excited that people are responding so positively to Windows 7 - our customers have made it the fastest selling operating system in history,” commented Windows Communications Manager with Microsoft, Brandon LeBlanc.

In related news, you should know that Microsoft is getting ready to pull support for some Windows versions. Check out this article for more details.

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