June 24th, 2010, 21:04 PM
Microsoft Sells Seven Win 7 Copies Per Second
Microsoft has released numbers that show the software maker selling seven copies of its Windows 7 operating system per second.
"Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history," said Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft's in-house Windows blogger, in a post Wednesday. All told, Microsoft has sold more than 150 million Windows 7 licenses since the product debuted last October.
LeBlanc added that 75% of enterprises are either actively deploying or evaluating Windows 7. "That's amazing," said LeBlanc.
Still, Microsoft has its work cut out if it's to erase IT managers' memories of Windows Vista. Few enterprises adopted Vista due to concerns about hardware requirements, application compatibility, and intrusive security measures that required user authorization for routine tasks like moving a file from one folder to another.
Full story: InformationWeek