Windows 7 still going strong

Windows 7 still going strong

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Earlier this week, Tami Reller, corporate vice president and chief financial officer for the Windows & Windows Live Division, spoke at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Technology Conference. During her keynote, she talked about the excitement we continue to see for Windows 7 from consumers and businesses alike, as well as customer satisfaction for the OS.

In the first 6 months that Windows 7 has been on the market, we have sold over 100 million licenses. As we’ve said before, this makes Windows 7 the fastest selling operating system in history. To put it in a different way, in the first 6 months Windows 7 has been on the market, 7 copies of Windows 7 were sold every second. More than 12% of PCs worldwide are now running Windows 7 according to Net Applications and people are very happy with Windows 7. According to a survey Lifehacker did at the end of March, customer satisfaction for Windows 7 is at 94% which is fantastic. And both the excitement and satisfaction people have with Windows 7 is contributing to the strong growth in the PC market.

We’re also seeing that businesses are starting to get moving on their Windows 7 deployment plans which has resulted in a 14% increase in sales for business PCs. According to Forrester, Windows 7 will become the new standard for most commercial (business) PCs within 12 months.

For a transcript of Tami’s keynote, click here (click here for the audio recording).

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  • one Problem with IE9 on Win7 Ultimate and not able to OPEN flash or java based web sites...can some one help to resolve this...

  • one Problem with IE9 not able to OPEN flash or java based web sites...can some one help to resolve this...

  • Awesome start to new OS!!!!

    Just awesome!

  • Wow that's a lot of room to grow only 12% of PCs running Windows 7, surely that means a lot more steady profit for Microsoft as people and business move up to Windows 7 over the next 2 years.  Great news.  As soon as Office 2010 gets released and businesses can plan joint deployments of Office 2010 and Windows 7 the numbers should get better.  The consumer market will follow as people use their home PCs to work from home and so it just makes sense to run what you have at work at home to.  If I use Office 2003 at work I will use that at home, if my company migrates to Office 2010 and Sharepoint (I hope they will because our current email client isn't the best) then I'm gonna be using Office 2010 at home.

    It actually makes me cringe when I think about how more work I could get done at home if my company migrated to more modern software.  That ultimately will be what drives people to Office 2010 and Windows 7, a more modern OS that lets people work wherever they want, when they want.

  • lars66
    8 Posts

    1. People don't buy Windows (licenses). They buy a computer. Windows comes with it whether they like it or not.

    What I see is people replacing old (XP) computers for new (7) ones while overall Windows market share gradually dwindles as more and more realize that Windows is yesterdays thing.

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  • 7flavor
    352 Posts

    Yes but as long as it's dominant Microsoft should have supported its products like IE9 and Windows Live Wave 4 on Windows XP. Justifying the business decision to drop XP support on core products like IE9 and calling it a technical decision isn't something I am happy with. IE9 could very well have been shipped for XP minus the hardware acceleration but with the more standards-compliant rendering engine and the reworked JavaScript engine.

  • "7 copies of Windows 7 were sold every second."

    The Wow starts here..

  • Albert
    94 Posts

    I love that. "7 copies of Windows 7 were sold every second." That's brilliant, Brandon.

  • Windows 7 rocks! Just the best Operating System ever made. Keep going Microsoft!