Windows 7 Sales Surge Ahead of Vista

What a difference nine months can make. That’s how long it took for Microsoft to see its installed base of Windows 7 customers eclipse the number of users still working with the ill-fated Windows Vista.

That would seem to signal that the changing of the guard is already well underway. Microsoft recently announced that it has sold more than 170 million Windows 7 licenses to date, and Vista has been in steady decline since its release. Windows 7 still has a lot of ground to make up before it supplants XP, however. Datamation takes a look.

In case there was any doubt that Windows Vista’s days are numbered, it didn’t take long for the installed base of Windows 7 users to pass its older sibling.

According to the latest figures from Web analytics firm Net Applications, by the end of July, Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows 7 was used by more people than Windows Vista.

Read the full story at Datamation:

Windows 7 Outstrips Vista After Only Nine Months

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