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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Just for comparison...
by JPowers27 on Fri 29th Jan 2010 23:08 UTC
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Please note that in the 4th quarter 2009 Apple sold 29.7 million copies of iPhone OS (Apple uses the same OS variant for both the iPod and the iPhone). If you count iPhone OS as a variant of OS X, then you could say that Apple sold 33.06 million copies of Mac OS X.

I'm thinking the OS used on the Nokia smart phones would be the best selling OS currently (I think they use the same OS for most of their phones).

Before Windows 7, Vista was Microsoft's top selling OS with sales far exceeding those of Windows XP.

All Microsoft has to do is release a new version and make sure all the OEMs install it on a computer to make it a top seller. As the computer market grows, the sell rate also goes up since all the OEMs buy licenses for the boxes they sale.

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