Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2007 22:55 UTC
Windows Nearly 40 million copies of Windows Vista have been sold in the first 100 days following its release, more than twice the sales of Windows XP over the same time period, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said in his opening keynote here at the 15th annual WinHEC. "We have been amazed by the response to Vista and what has happened in the last 100 days. So, in the first five weeks of shipping Vista, we have matched the installed base of any other operating system provider," Gates told several hundred attendees in an address entitled 'Platform Innovations for Today and Tomorrow'. In addition, Microsoft said that the follow-on to its Windows Server 2008 operating system will be an interim release due to arrive in 2009.
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Who cares about this number ?
by troc on Thu 17th May 2007 10:50 UTC
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Who cares about this number ? not as if it is coming from a reliable source. It is also an uninteresting number on account of the oem deals. The really interesting number is the one that MS isn't coming out with. I.e. the number of retail sales

I'm sure ms make the distinction between oem and retail. and I am sure they must have numbers (hmm then again, don't attribute a conspiracy when mere stupidity suffices). So why not factor in market size and pricing to show what the relative retail numbers are ?

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