Windows Vista shipments estimated at 90m for first year

Posted on Monday, Dec 04 2006 @ 08:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
During the first year its available, Windows Vista is expected to be sold 90 million times:
To put that number into perspective, Microsoft shipped about 67 million copies of Windows XP, in the year after the software's launch on October 25, 2001. If Microsoft can achieve IDC estimates, the company would see a 34% gain over first-year XP shipments. That number, of course, also is due to an increased number of potential customers worldwide. Ovum analyst David Mitchell recently said that he would expect a similar percentage of XP users to transition to Vista as 2000/Me users to XP five years ago. According to Mitchell about 12-14% of PC users migrated within one year and he expects about 15% of today's PC users to switch to Vista in the same time frame.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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