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Microsoft Shows it is Winning ''By the Numbers''

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 64 comments

Microsoft's still ruling the software landscape.

Last week we found out that Microsoft has sold 150 million Windows 7 licenses to date, which equates to seven copies of the operating system sold per second. Not bad.

Frank X. Shaw of Microsoft's corporate communications helps put that in perspective of just how great that is, plus a few other self-promoting stats.

• 150 million Windows 7 licenses sold

• 7.1 million projected iPad sales in 2010
• 58 million projected netbook sales in 2010
• 355 million projected PC sales in 2010

• less than 10 percent of U.S. netbooks ran Windows in 2008
• 96 percent of U.S. netbooks ran Windows in 2009

• 0 paying customers running on Windows Azure in November 2009.
• 10,000 paying customers running on Windows Azure in June 2010.
• 700,000 students, teachers and staff using Microsoft’s cloud productivity tools in Kentucky public schools, the largest cloud deployment in the U.S.

• 16 million subscribers to the largest 25 U.S. daily newspapers
• 14 million Netflix subscribers
• 23 million Xbox live subscribers

• 9,000,000 customer downloads of the Office 2010 beta prior to launch, the largest Microsoft beta program in history.

• 21.4 million new Bing search users in one year.

• 24 percent Linux Server market share in 2005.
• 33 percent predicted Linux Server market share for 2007 (made in 2005).
• 21.2 percent actual Linux Server market share, Q4 2009.

• 8.8 million global iPhone sales in Q1 2010.
• 21.5 million Nokia smartphone sales in Q1 2010.
• 55 million total smartphone sales globally in Q1 2010.
• 439 million projected global smartphone sales in 2014.

• 9 number of years it took Salesforce.com to reach 1 million paid user milestone.
• 6 number of years it took Microsoft Dynamics CRM to reach 1 million paid user milestone.
• 100 percent chance that Salesforce.com CEO will mention Microsoft in a speech, panel, interview, or blog post.

• 173 million Gmail users
• 284 million Yahoo Mail users
• 360 million Windows Live Hotmail users
• 299 million active Windows Live Messenger Accounts worldwide.
• 1 - Rank of Windows Live Messenger globally compared to all other instant messaging services.

• $5.7 billion Apple net income for fiscal year ending in Sept 2009
• $6.5 billion Google net income for fiscal year ending in Dec 2009
• $14.5 billion Microsoft net income for fiscal year ending in June 2009

• $23.0 billion Total Microsoft revenue, FY2000.
• $58.4 billion Total Microsoft revenue, FY2009.

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    buckinbottoms , July 1, 2010 12:47 PM
    Wow, Jobs just got kicked square in the nuts. He's now bent over in his office in the dry-heave position.
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    cnox , July 1, 2010 12:39 PM
    gncs91give linux 2 years max!!


    Hah! Linux....they had their chance with Vista. If they couldn't make significant inroads with the Vista fiasco, then there's really no hope...
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    randomizer , July 1, 2010 1:13 PM
    cnoxHah! Linux....they had their chance with Vista. If they couldn't make significant inroads with the Vista fiasco, then there's really no hope...

    How can an OS (I'll be relaxed with the terminology) with almost no advertising and therefore little public knowledge suddenly make "significant inroads" into the market share of the already dominant OS Windows XP? People don't just wake up one morning, throw their HDDs out and say "Eureka! I'm installing Linux!"
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    Jerky_san , July 1, 2010 12:17 PM
    I'm suprised by the hotmail thing but its probably because they've been around so long.. I like gmail 10x more for mobile and such since I don't have to pay them and its practically an exchange form of server with live push and syncing of mail box.. I do think their numbers are impressive though and windows 7 is something to be desired by almost all my customers.. They are all wanting it these days. When vista was out they begged me to make sure XP was install on everything I sold..
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    Manos , July 1, 2010 12:25 PM
    erm.. nicely put? lol You cant say no to facts and numbers can you?

    As long as they bring me even better Windows next time around, better Xbox and Kinect and they keep up with the awesome beta just released ( yesterday I got the email and installed them ) Windows Essentials that both Messenger, Bing bar for I.E. etc gave a whole new feel to my Windows 7 based PC then I hope they keep making money and delivering. I really never liked a damn Browser Bar but the Bing Bar I installed accidentally and I actually like it o.O Messenger Beta is simply awesome and useful and the rest are yet to be checked out.

    +1
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    cnox , July 1, 2010 12:39 PM
    gncs91give linux 2 years max!!


    Hah! Linux....they had their chance with Vista. If they couldn't make significant inroads with the Vista fiasco, then there's really no hope...
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    buckinbottoms , July 1, 2010 12:47 PM
    Wow, Jobs just got kicked square in the nuts. He's now bent over in his office in the dry-heave position.
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    halls , July 1, 2010 12:49 PM
    Frank X. Shaw, that's a cool name.
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    steelbox , July 1, 2010 12:52 PM
    Jerky_sanI'm suprised by the hotmail thing but its probably because they've been around so long.. I like gmail 10x more for mobile and such since I don't have to pay them and its practically an exchange form of server with live push and syncing of mail box.. I do think their numbers are impressive though and windows 7 is something to be desired by almost all my customers.. They are all wanting it these days. When vista was out they begged me to make sure XP was install on everything I sold..


    Hotmail dominance, must be do to MSN Messenger. I have an Live ID just for messenger, but for normal emails and everything, gmail is my choice.
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    back_by_demand , July 1, 2010 12:53 PM
    Quote:
    You're holding it wrong

    Doesn't quite have the same impact does it...
    Stone cold facts speak volumes
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    rantoc , July 1, 2010 12:58 PM
    Done the right way, not by adds on the verge of false marketing...
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    maestintaolius , July 1, 2010 1:02 PM
    I can't wait for this comments section to hit 8 pages once everyone starts logging on this morning.

    *grabs popcorn*
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    tsnorquist , July 1, 2010 1:08 PM
    cnoxHah! Linux....they had their chance with Vista. If they couldn't make significant inroads with the Vista fiasco, then there's really no hope...


    I think Linux has a very viable opportunity for strong growth in up and coming countries/communities around the world. If a group of people haven't used computers or had access to computers often, they won't know the difference in what software they're using.
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    randomizer , July 1, 2010 1:13 PM
    cnoxHah! Linux....they had their chance with Vista. If they couldn't make significant inroads with the Vista fiasco, then there's really no hope...

    How can an OS (I'll be relaxed with the terminology) with almost no advertising and therefore little public knowledge suddenly make "significant inroads" into the market share of the already dominant OS Windows XP? People don't just wake up one morning, throw their HDDs out and say "Eureka! I'm installing Linux!"
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    aethm , July 1, 2010 1:24 PM
    steelboxHotmail dominance, must be do to MSN Messenger. I have an Live ID just for messenger, but for normal emails and everything, gmail is my choice.



    I was thinking the same thing. Not only do you need a Live ID for messenger, you need a Live ID for EVERYTHING Microsoft, including Xbox Live.

    So yeah, I have a MSN Live (hotmail) account, but I use Gmail as well.
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    Camikazi , July 1, 2010 1:27 PM
    roguekitsuneGoogle on the other hand offers seemingly hundreds of services FREE. Apple.... well Apple is Apple and i will leave it at that.

    Google did pretty well with their free services, making more then Apple :p 
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    drjt87 , July 1, 2010 1:34 PM
    I wonder if the Linux server percentage includes Google's servers? I remember reading they were like 11% of all worldwid servers...
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    aethm , July 1, 2010 1:36 PM
    I think Microsoft is generally doing a good job in the field of late. I'm happy with all of their products except Live-mail. I haven't tried office 2010 but I doubt I'll buy it. OpenOffice works nearly as well for the majority of office tasks and it's free.

    Google is doing some great innovative work. I can't really slight them at all. I think they'll continue to do well.

    Apple: Bleh... Don't want to start a flame war but I've been boycotting them since 1995. They do know how to make things shiny though :) 
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    danielgr , July 1, 2010 1:39 PM
    steelboxHotmail dominance, must be do to MSN Messenger. I have an Live ID just for messenger, but for normal emails and everything, gmail is my choice.
    Actually, I've been using both accounts for several years, and I'd say both have good and bad points. What I love about gmail is the conversations, what I love about hotmail is the beautiful integration with Live Essentials and Outlook connector, together with a faster interface on the web. That said, the new hotmail is taking a huge step forward with support for conversations, skydrive integration, and office webapps. I'll keep on using both, but to me Microsoft has taken the lead again (when gmail first appeared it was the opposite, which is why I opened an account to begin with).

    I personally enjoy watching both giants improving their products that I still enjoy for free.
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    aethm , July 1, 2010 1:43 PM
    tsnorquistI think Linux has a very viable opportunity for strong growth in up and coming countries/communities around the world. If a group of people haven't used computers or had access to computers often, they won't know the difference in what software they're using.


    True, Linux has become much more viable over the years. Linux would be fine for most people that only want to do everyday basic computing.
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    pkellmey , July 1, 2010 1:47 PM
    GMail and Google Docs for the win, however I like Bing better than Google search. I don't have a preference of one company over another, I just use the one that works best for free.
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