Microsoft Sells 100 Million Copies Of Windows 7--Next Up, World Domination

Same story, new week. But this time, Microsoft has some pretty big numbers to back up the boasting. And by "pretty big," we really mean "huge." There was already little doubt that Windows 7 was on track to become bigger than Vista could ever dream of becoming, and while the OS was already the company's best selling of all time, no one knew exactly how long it would take to cross the magical 100 million mark.

This week, the Redmond-based software giant has proudly announced that the mark has been surpassed, with Windows 7 now installed in one of every 10 PCs in the entire world. Just take a step back and let that sink in. For every 10 PCs in the world, Windows 7 is on one. Not even a full year after launching during a recession. That's pretty monumental.

Microsoft already announced crushing Q3 financial figures, noting that Win7 was a huge driver. Now we know exactly how huge. So, who's adopting so early? Mostly business users, but loads of consumers are also jumping on-board. Some say that Vista's shortcomings have actually helped Windows 7 sell, but either way, we're sure Microsoft isn't complaining about the motives behind it. Onward and upward, as they say.