Windows 7 hits 350 million sold
Published on April 22nd, 2011 | by sylv3rblade0
In stark contrast to Vista, (which lot of people hated, some for technical reasons, others for no other reason than jumping on the hate machine) Windows 7 is flourishing in sales for both personal use and the enterprise. While this number sports a great number of adoption from people replacing computers and laptops on their usual upgrade cycles (and those purchasing their first units), most of the current user-base are shifters from XP, Vista and other non-Windows OS.
For added incentive for the enterprise market, Redmond claims that deploying Windows 7 will allow businesses to save around $140 per PC per year. Having more companies migrating off XP means less users stuck on Internet Explorer 6—undeniably a boon for web developers the world over.
Windows 7 passed XP in adoption rates in some markets.
If you’re a Windows user and haven’t installed/upgraded Windows 7, tell us why in the comments.