Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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RE: Sales
by bfr99 on Fri 29th Jan 2010 21:25 UTC in reply to "Sales"
bfr99
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Are they counting every new PC sold with Windows as a sale here? Because if they are, then their fastest sale figures would be a bit off in that you're hard pressed to find a new PC that doesn't come with the latest Windows (discounting Netbooks and Nettops) at least from the big OEMs and stores. The question then is: Is win 7 the fastest selling os in history or were people just in a computer buying mood last quarter and got Win 7 by default?

Nearly all Windows sales are for new machines. This has always been the case because there is hardly any upside to replacing the OS on existing hardware and incurs the considerable risks of driver and application incompatibilities.

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