350 Million Windows 7 Licenses Can't Be Wrong

Monday Apr 25th 2011 by Stuart J. Johnston
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Sales of Microsoft's Windows 7 surge to new heights. Is your small business on board or on the fence?

If you run a Windows shop and you're still use XP or (god help you) Vista to power your PCs, take note: you may be missing the Windows 7 boat. Microsoft recently announced that license sales of the 18-month old Windows 7 have hit the 350 million mark, cementing its position as the fastest-growing OS ever.

Windows XP, the former OS champion, held the record of most-installed Windows OS, but according to the news reported by our sister site, Datamation, the 10-year-old champ has quietly stepped down in the face of Windows 7's stiff competition.


A year and a half after its commercial debut, Windows 7 has passed a new threshold.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced Friday, April 22, which was the 18-month anniversary of its release, that the company has now sold some 350 million licenses for the system -- helping Windows 7 retain its ranking as the fastest-selling operating system in PC history.

Read the complete article: Windows 7 Hits 350 Million Licenses

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