We already know that Windows 7 has seen a much more positive reception than its predecessor, Windows Vista. Last summer Microsoft announced that it had shipped an impressive 175 million Windows 7 licenses. So how are sales now that the OS has been available for more than a year?
As part of its quarterly earnings call yesterday, Microsoft revealed that the company has now sold 300 million Windows 7 licenses.
“To put that in perspective, 300 million is roughly the combined number of households in North American and in Europe!” writes Brandon LeBlanc on the Windows blo. “Or, to put it another way, if you lined up 300 million Windows 7 product boxes, they would stretch nearly 1.5 times around the Earth,” he said.
LeBlanc also reported that over 20 percent of Internet-connected PCs in the world are running Microsoft’s latest iteration of Windows. This is up from the 16 percent he reported in July of last year. However, all is not rosy on the Windows front. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft’s Windows revenue of $5.05 billion missed the $5.2 billion figure that represents an average of of analysts’ estimates.