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Microsoft Boasts 90,000,000 Windows 7 Sold

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Windows 7: Over 90 Million Served.

Even when Windows 7 launched into a warm reception (and brisk sales), Microsoft didn't reveal exact sale numbers for its new OS – until today.

Microsoft CFO Peter Klein announced at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that Windows 7 has sold 90 million licenses to-date.

Up until recently, Microsoft's company line when boasting about Windows 7 sales is that is the fastest selling operating system in history, but without any accompanying number.

This news comes just days after the expiration of the free use of Windows 7 Release Candidate.

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    festerovic , March 3, 2010 11:25 PM
    ParsianM$ win, Apple Fail


    apple still wins, because noobs and snoots will still buy them. And schools who like to spy on kids.
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    Parsian , March 3, 2010 11:17 PM
    M$ win, Apple Fail
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    eklipz330 , March 3, 2010 11:16 PM
    WOW that is an impressive number, i had to do a double-take
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  • 20 Hide
    eklipz330 , March 3, 2010 11:16 PM
    WOW that is an impressive number, i had to do a double-take
  • 28 Hide
    Parsian , March 3, 2010 11:17 PM
    M$ win, Apple Fail
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    Anonymous , March 3, 2010 11:19 PM
    Haha, very good Microsoft. I love you!! A very big fan here.
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    XD_dued , March 3, 2010 11:23 PM
    Good job MS, its a nice solid OS.
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    festerovic , March 3, 2010 11:25 PM
    ParsianM$ win, Apple Fail


    apple still wins, because noobs and snoots will still buy them. And schools who like to spy on kids.
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    randomizer , March 3, 2010 11:25 PM
    iKurafHaha, very good Microsoft. I love you!! A very big fan here.

    No offence, but being a big "fan" of a corporation is kind of... sad.

    90M is quite impressive. I wonder if this includes technet subscriptions (I assume so).
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    sabot00 , March 3, 2010 11:27 PM
    4.5 Billion if MS makes $50 for every copy.
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    Parsian , March 3, 2010 11:31 PM
    does anybody know how many copies of XPs sold up to this date?
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    bison88 , March 3, 2010 11:43 PM
    It's really too difficult to find out how many individual copies of an Operating System Microsoft sells because they don't release they information, or at least not as regularly. Most of their figures include copies that came preloaded on PC's which over 300 Million Windows based devices ship each year so you have to assume given the statistics of PC's and split up the stats with each operating system.

    For example if 1 Billion PC's are out there and Microsoft dominates 90% of the market share then 900 million out of ever 1 billion are running their OS and then split that 900 million but he percentage of each OS Microsoft claims it has penetrated. It's completely complicated and inaccurate but MS doesn't keep tabs on this especially if you count entire networks it just gets lost in translation. Last I checked Windows 7 broke the 7% over a month ago so I am sure they are close to 10%+ of all PC users by now probably closer to 15%. I would assume 40-50% by the end of this year.
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    christop , March 3, 2010 11:50 PM
    well no wonder since most of the world uses windows...
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    Trueno07 , March 3, 2010 11:54 PM
    XD_duedGood job MS, its a nice solid OS.


    Agreed. It's good to see MS putting out a good operating system.
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    Shadow703793 , March 4, 2010 12:06 AM
    randomizerNo offence, but being a big "fan" of a corporation is kind of... sad.90M is quite impressive. I wonder if this includes technet subscriptions (I assume so).

    Probably. There's quite a lot of MSDNAA/MSDN/TechNet,etc accounts out there.
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    mlopinto2k1 , March 4, 2010 12:07 AM
    90,000,000 x 200 (average) = 18 Billion. Wow.
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    Marco925 , March 4, 2010 12:10 AM
    I smell a new Caption of the day for this photo.
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    Marco925 , March 4, 2010 12:11 AM
    I smell a new caption of the day for this photo

    Steve: YEAH YEAH, MUSIC ON A CD YEAH
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    mlopinto2k1 , March 4, 2010 12:13 AM
    Marco925I smell a new caption of the day for this photoSteve: YEAH YEAH, MUSIC ON A CD YEAH

    !!!!!! Ok, that was pretty funny.
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    Anonymous , March 4, 2010 12:15 AM
    I love over hyped rubbish.
    Nothing true there.
    They all do it.
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    matt87_50 , March 4, 2010 12:21 AM
    wow, there you go apple, even if MS takes like 1/10th the cut you do for your overpriced shit, they will still make more profit than you.
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