Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told investors at the company's shareholder meeting that Windows 7 was off to a fantastic start. Ballmer revealed the new operating system already sold twice as many units as any OS in a comparable time frame.
"We've already sold twice as many units as any OS in a comparable time frame," Ballmer said. "Windows 7 is simply the best PC operating system that we or anyone else has ever built."
By last week, Windows 7 accounted for 4 percent of Web-accessing devices, according to Net Applications; it took Vista more than seven months to reach that level.
Addressing the overall economy, Ballmer reiterated that things seem to have stabilized.
"The economy has, at least for now, leveled off," he said.