Microsoft: 600 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold to Date

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News Posted: Wed, Jun 6 2012 12:55 PM
Microsoft is getting ready to launch Windows 8, the company's next generation operating system that's been built from the ground up to play nice with today's touch-computing landscape, but what about Windows 7? In case anyone has forgotten, Windows 7 is a perfectly serviceable OS, just ask the millions of people using it. In a blog post today, Microsoft claims it's sold more than 600 million Windows 7 licenses to date.

The blog post was reiterating what Microsoft corporate vice president of OEM, Steven Guggenheimer, said during a keynote at Computex. Is the fact that so many people have embraced Windows 7 cause for concern as Microsoft gets ready to launch another OS? Not in Guggenheimer's eyes, who sees Windows 7 as the best path to Windows 8.

"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."

It's also worth reminding that Microsoft kicked off its Windows Upgrade Offer, in which those who purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC can upgrade to Windows 8 for $15.
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Win-7 is just as much a success, as Vista was a dismally epic ~FAIL~. I use it every day and couldn't be happier with it.

Win-8 is not so spectacular as to make me want to spend money on it.  I'll probably stick with my Win-7 instead of switching.

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BMAN replied on Thu, Jun 7 2012 4:01 PM

I agree realneil

I won't be making the switch to Windows 8, as I want my desktop to be as unique as a smartphone's O/S is unique to itself...I don't want/ need them to be blended into one another.

As for Vista...once I realized it wasn't ever going to resemble anything close to XP, I never had any problemSleep with it, I'm even planning on using it as my backup PC's O/S.

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