Windows Vista - more than 60 million copies sold

Posted on Saturday, Jul 28 2007 @ 00:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft claims that by the end of last month it had already sold more than 60 million copies of Windows Vista. Hereby the company tried to dispel doubts about slow adoption rate of the new operating system.
In addition, the world’s largest software maker’s chief executive said that in a year time there will be more Windows-based computers than there are cars.

“So really if you do over the last six months since our consumer launch, 60 million units have been sold of Windows Vista into the marketplace,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft.

Back in mid-May Microsoft indicated that it had managed to sell 40 million copies of Microsoft Windows Vista OS in the first 100 days after the company released its long-awaited software for consumers. The company even boasted that it managed to leave the whole install base of Apple’s Mac OS in weeks.

“By our math we eclipse the entire install base of Apple in the first five weeks that this product shipped,” Mr. Turner added.

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