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Windows 7 ~ fastest selling OS in history!!
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Jim Hillier
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July 12, 2011 - 9:12 am
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There is no doubt that the debacle surrounding the much maligned Vista operating system had Redmond back pedaling for a while. That, plus the proliferation of quality web applications, had critics wondering if Microsoft was backing the wrong horse by continuing on with Windows 7 and associated desktop applications.

Well, it appears any doubts have now been well and truly put to rest. Latest figures suggest that Windows 7 is booming and the good old desktop environment remains alive and well.

Steve Ballmer recently announced that more than 400 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold in less than two years. During his keynote speech, Ballmer also announced that Office 2010 has sold over 100 million copies. That makes Windows 7 the fastest selling operating system in history, with 7 copies of the latest Windows O.S. sold every second. It also makes Office 2010 the fastest selling version of Office in history.

According to independent source (NetMarketshare), Windows 7 is now running on 27.13% of all PCs worldwide (as of June 2011).

Score Redmond +1 -- the doomsayers a big fat zero.

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Has anyone noticed that M$ is almost giving away Windows 7 (at very low prices and for multiple licensed copies), Mindblower! (yep)

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Hmmm, well that is certainly not the case here in Oz MB. Prices here started out comparative with previous Windows operating systems and have remained so.

Upgrades commence at around $199.00aud (Home Premium)
Full editions commence at around $299.00aud (Home Premium)
OEM editions commence at around $130.00aud (Home Premium)

Windows 7 might be discounted in other countries but that certainly does not appear to be flowing on to Oz.

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