Microsoft Touts Windows 7’s Big Numbers

The Web may be computing’s future, but most desktop and notebook computers still run some installed version of the Microsoft’s Windows operating system. And, according to Microsoft, it’s latest OS, Windows 7, is a smashing success.

Datamation provides an update on where Windows 7 is at, a year after its long-anticipated launch. The initial Windows 7 release was for consumers and new PCs, with the enterprise versions coming later. The article also discusses how Windows 7 fits in with the latest corporate refresh cycle of buying new PCs.

Microsoft celebrated Windows 7’s first anniversary Thursday by announcing that the company has now sold more than 240 million licenses for the new operating system.

The last time that the company gave any status on how Windows 7 sales have been going was in late July, when Microsoft said it had sold 175 million licenses by the end of the company’s fiscal year on June 30, 2010.

Read the full story at Datamation:

Windows 7 Sells 240 Million Licenses in a Year

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