Categories: Windows

Windows 7 reaches 175 million licenses

Published on July 26th, 2010 | by sylv3rblade

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Just after a month of topping 150 million in licenses, Microsoft and no doubt Steve Ballmer, is happy to report once again that Windows 7 is selling quite well, adding another 25 million in sales.  That’s 175 million copies of their currently flagship OS.

“This continues our record breaking pace of more than 7 copies sold per second. And as of today – Windows 7 is now running on more than 16% of all PCs worldwide,” Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft community manager, blogged. “It’s exciting to see this kind of response from customers who have helped make Windows 7 the fastest selling operating system in history.”

Part of the reason for Microsoft’s continuous growth with regards to 7 is that they’ve been dropping support for their “legacy” operating systems.  Sure a lot of us folks wouldn’t mind not getting support for our installation of XP Service Pack 2 but those in the corporate field, it’s a matter of life and death.

On that note, have you upgraded to Windows 7 yet?

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