Skip to comments.150 Million Licenses of Windows 7 Sold
Posted on 06/26/2010 5:58:57 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier
I have a couple of things to tell you about today. First off, we are excited to announce that Windows 7 has sold 150 million licenses to-date. As Ive said before, Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history with 7 copies of Windows 7 sold every second. Earlier this month, I published a post about Tami Rellers keynote at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Technology Conference. One of the points that stood out for me was her comment that between companies actively deploying and evaluating it, approximately 75% of enterprises are looking at Windows 7 for their organization. Thats amazing! And of course people continue to be excited about the features and benefits of Windows 7, and the PCs that our partners are delivering for Windows 7. You can read about many of the awesome Windows 7 PCs from my colleague Ben Rudolph (Ben the PC Guy) over on the Windows Experience Blog.
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THAT is market adoption. That eclipses total OSX usage in just 8 months.
FYI - Windows 7 is exploding... In popularity. Already eclipsed total OSX market share, in just 8 months.
My daughter loves it, I want it but I need a better system first, and the Air Force won’t adopt it yet. They are still “enamored” with Vista. What a bunch of bozos!
tech ping please.
I believe Windows 7 needs to pass some testing before it’s approved. I’m pretty sure the Air Force actually owns win7 already they just need to deploy it and with a large enterprise like that it takes a bit of planning to roll it out and be prepared to support it. The real bozo’s are those staying on XP.
Get 7 if you can. You won’t be disappointed.
I wish I knew more before I “bit”...I need the 32 bit technology...so have to upgrade to professional.
Someone please explain to me why it is so much better than Vista? Lighyning struck the outhouse, and I had to buy a new computer. It came with Windows 7. I see a small difference, but can’t detect any improvement. Why is it better than the Vista I had?
Well you should be noticving better boot times, faster response times, a better eco-system with a more efficient useage of ram and there are some under the hood improvements. If you never really saw any problems with Vista you likely won’t see vast improvements with 7. However if you had one of those systems that just was cranky with Vista, Windows 7 will seem like a god send. It does to me.
It really isn’t much better than Vista. However, that’s largely because following SP1, Vista was extremely stable and secure. I had zero problems with Vista for more than two years (still use it at home) and have had zero problems with 7. They aren’t substantially different.
I guess it’s a matter of getting the people who still use XP and are convinced Vista is bad software to finally use it (under the new name of Windows 7).
Honestly it’s not a huge difference.
Vista had issues with branding and launch and never was able to shake their bad launch. If you had a machine to run vista then win7 isn’t a huge leap.
But Vista had something called the vista ready and vista capable program before it launched so people could buy a new PC and then upgrade to vista when it launched. Well the OEM had crappy drivers for those machines and no one wanted to update their printer drivers instead they wanted people to buy new printers so the OEM (HP, Epson, dell, etc...) could make more money. Also the specs for Ready and capable weren’t really what one should have it was the bare minimums so when they installed vista with crappy drivers and minimum specs it bombed.
Since that time Vista drivers became stable so going to win7 is no big deal since they are basically the same driver for the most part.
Win7 gets a good name and reputation where as vista had a bad name.
What is the install base of OSX?
Coming from a UNIX guy, I like Windows 7. I also like win2008 server core. I hope MS keeps it up and reaches out more to the old sk00lers and mainframers. PowerShell is pretty nice of what I know so far.
You are lucky, I guess. My garbage work machine dies 2 or 3 times per shift for no reason. Vista is a pig.
Hopefully the AF will phase in 7 ASAP.
Hopefully it will work.
I miss my old 2001 machine that never died.
There’s always a reason, and I’m sure I could fix it. People just like to blame the OS when it isn’t at fault.
I work with computers every day, and didn’t want to jump on the Vista bandwagon, choosing to remain with XP. Finally, for reason I won’t discuss here, I broke down and installed Windows 7 about three months ago. I’ll admit, I’ve been very impressed with how smooth the OS runs and I’m by no means a Microsoft fanatic.
Primary buyers being OEMs I presume.
Its all bullshit. Windows vista crap froze until I loaded 7 and erased my whole hard drive, now it works
Windows 7 was just service pack four for Vista.
I’ve got Win 7 Pro loaded for 64 bit systems, and do a lot of cross-platform development in the 32 bit virtual PC. Boots extremely quickly, VERY stable, slick looking, I love the Aero taskbar (window preview), and overall stability of this system. VERY well done!
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