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Thursday, 24 June 2010 11:19

Microsoft sell 150 million Windows 7 licences

Written by Nick Farell

Fastest-selling OS in history

Microsoft is telling the world+dog that it has flogged more than 150 million licences for Windows 7.

Writing on a Windows 7 team blog, Microsoft claims Windows 7 is the fastest-selling OS in Microsoft's history. It claims that 75 percent of enterprises are said to be actively deploying or evaluating it.

There could be a number of good reasons for this. Windows 7 is a pretty good operating system and its predecessor Vista was pants.

Vista held Microsoft back considerably with companies refusing to upgrade from Windows XP. Microsoft was not helped by the fact that Vista appeared at the same time as a recession, so companies put their sales on the backburner.

Nick Farell

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+5 #1 yourma2000 2010-06-24 13:51
and I'm one of them, thank god I decided to wait it out and not to upgrade to vista :lol:
-8 #2 Firephoenix 2010-06-24 14:06
I've gotta say that since i upgraded vista to 7, my laptop is quite more unstable than before. Never had a problem with vista, not even performance problems. Dunno why it's more unstable now. In e.g. after one or two "sleeps" the desktop stops working and i only can use the powerbar, cant double-click or single click anything else on the desktop. Programs crash more often too.
+6 #3 Haberlandt 2010-06-24 16:45
I think it's the best OS up to date.
+3 #4 Warhead 2010-06-24 19:06
One of the best OS since DOS 3.2. Microsoft has done well so I hope they keep up the good work for future versions of Windows!
+1 #5 zubayer_2130 2010-06-25 04:17
as a student i bought it for AUD 49 only :)
-1 #6 lobsta21 2010-06-25 04:22
I have Vista ultimate sp2. It works fine except for service pack updates. Sp3 for vista is a fart in the breeze so I will continue to use it as I paid good money for it. My wife has 7 on her laptop and I see no difference from a user point of view. Vista was almost fixed and would have if not the frenzy for a replacement. Windows 7 appeared in the midst of that. Windows 7 was Vista SP3.
0 #7 Firephoenix 2010-06-25 14:51
As a technology student i got it for free. I had vista business before. Didnt have so many programs crashing in vista.. I think it may have to do with the fact that i upgraded and i didnt do a clean install

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