MSFT: Windows 7 is Fastest Selling OS of All Time

Microsoft's very proud of its latest operating system Windows 7, as it seems that the general public likes this one far more than its predecessor. In fact, the company boasts that this Windows platform is flying off the shelves faster than any other operating system.

Fast Company quotes Craig Beilinson, the Director of Marketing for Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division, as saying, "Windows 7 is by far the fastest selling Operating System in history."

This isn't the first time that Microsoft has boasted about the sales of Windows 7. Shortly after release, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer characterized Windows 7 sales as "fantastic."

"Since launch, we've already sold twice as many units of Windows 7 than any other operating system we've ever launched in a comparable time," Ballmer said in an earlier report.

Sadly, Microsoft still isn't sharing hard sales numbers with any of us yet, but given the growing proliferation of computer users today, (which means that there are more computer users than ever), it's not hard to believe that the latest Windows is selling faster, to more users, than previous releases.

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  • pcxt21
    As someone who's been booting Windows 7 since Beta. I can defiantly believe that it's selling that well.
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  • naterandrews
    Although I don't like Microsoft I have to give them kudos on "7".
    It is fast, stable, and rock-solid. Running 7 Ultimate right now and it is a good OS, and far more intuitive than any other version of Windows before it.

    With Microsoft lowering the upgrade and full version prices of "7" compared to Vistas' previous pricing schemes, tossing in discounts for students and families with "home bundles", and giving a wider-birth of usage for RC users, its likely that we will see Windows 7 overshadow XP in terms of popularity.
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  • gorehound
    meh...i am still on XP and loving it.eventually i will upgrade.probably summer 2010.
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  • naterandrews
    Although I don't like Microsoft I have to give them kudos on "7".
    It is fast, stable, and rock-solid. Running 7 Ultimate right now and it is a good OS, and far more intuitive than any other version of Windows before it.

    With Microsoft lowering the upgrade and full version prices of "7" compared to Vistas' previous pricing schemes, tossing in discounts for students and families with "home bundles", and giving a wider-birth of usage for RC users, its likely that we will see Windows 7 overshadow XP in terms of popularity.
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  • pcxt21
    As someone who's been booting Windows 7 since Beta. I can defiantly believe that it's selling that well.
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