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.
Permalink for comment 241062
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: i dont get it
by brewmastre on Thu 17th May 2007 14:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: i dont get it"
brewmastre
Member since:
2006-08-01

But the number of users seems to be quite low. My website stats puts Vista far behind XP, 2000, 98, Mac OS X and Linux.


Yeah, I'm gonna have to back you up on that one. my site's stats are as follows:
Windows XP 61.07%
Mac OS X 14.70%
Linux 9.54%
Windows 2K 5.81%
Server 2k3 5.37%
BeOS 1.78%
Win Vista 0.98%
Windows 98 0.76%

So, if I'm doing my math correctly and there are 40M Vista users out there, then there are 72.65M BeOS users! Damn! And I thought there were only a few of us left ;) Seriously though, 40M sales != 40M users.

Reply Parent Score: 2