At the Computex conference, Microsoft came up with a very interesting sales figure.

They have now sold 600 million licences of Windows 7.

Windows 7 has been a record-breaking operating system for Microsoft and according to them it is running on 39% of  the internet connected devices, worldwide.

Windows 7 was launched in October, 2009 and it reached 240 million in sales to mark its first birthday.


“This is the biggest launch time in Microsoft’s history,” said Guggenheimer. “In addition to updating Windows client, Windows Server, phone and embedded platforms, there’s a massive wave of software and services coming to market that we think will delight customers, from Windows Azure, to Office 15, Xbox games, Skype and Bing.”

This info was revealed with a video demonstration of some of the latest Windows 7  hardware.

Since Windows 7 was a very successful product, it adds more pressure on Microsoft to make Windows 8 as successful, if not more, as windows 7.

There have been some major changes in Windows 8 than Windows 7 and it has still not won the confidence of many.

With Windows 8, Microsoft is taking a big risk and only time will tell, whether it succeeds or not.

What Do you think?

Will Windows 8 be as Successful as Windows 7?

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  1. W8 has still not won the confidence of many??? What a lot of crap. It’s the consumers and businesses that will decide the future of W8 and untill now it looks very promising, Microsoft offers total integration and synchronisation across it’s devices and across platforms, something which consumers, SMB and enterprises really love, increeasing the usability and the functionality of their products, something which no other rival can match. That’s why W8 will flourish. Another fact is the hybrid form factors that W8 makes possible. Instead of a seperate tablet (Google or Apple) most people, enterprises and SMB will prefer the hybrid products of W8, saving costs, making employers more flexible for almost the same price of a traditional TV or tablet. Despite all the cries of gloom and doom from experts like yourself concerning the future of Microsost and it’s products, Microsoft is thriving, flourishing. Let’s stop with the negativity crap and start giving credit where credit is due.   

  2. Well said 🙂

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