Windows 7 sells 7 copies per second; iOS & MacOS way behind

By Richi Jennings. June 24, 2010.

Microsoft would like to remind you that Windows 7 is the big dog in the operating system world. While Steve Jobs distorts reality over iOS and MacOS sales, Windows is on-target to sell 300 million this year alone. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the pride before the fall.

Your humble blogwatcher selected these bloggy morsels for your enjoyment. Not to mention "It's Complicated"...


    Tom Warren sees how far the rabbit hole goes:

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it had sold 150 Million licenses of Windows 7. ... Microsoft made the headlines in January ... it had sold over 60 million licenses of Windows 7. In March the company hit ... 90 million ... estimates that 300 million licenses will be sold during 2010.


In November 2009, Windows 7 managed to surpass Apple's Snow Leopard market share in just two weeks. In early February it was revealed that Windows 7 had reached 10% market share in just three months.

Amit Chowdhry chows down:

Just in case you believed that Microsoft ... was slowing down in ... operating system market share, the company announced a huge milestone.


This amounts to about 7 copies ... sold per second.

Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc is "amazed" and "excited":

We are excited to announce that Windows 7 has sold 150 million licenses to-date. ... Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history. ... Approximately 75% of enterprises are looking at Windows 7 for their organization. That’s amazing!


People continue to be excited about the features and benefits of Windows 7, and the ... awesome Windows 7 PCs ... that our partners are delivering.

Taylor Buley has analysis:

Windows 7 sales are ramping up. ... The company reported selling 60 million copies of Windows 7 by January and another 40 million by April. ... They've now sold another 50 million in the last two months.


The increase in sales likely reflects a general increase in enterprise technology spending. ... Good news not just for Microsoft's investors, but perhaps also for those betting on PC manufacturers like Dell.

Paul Lilly does the math:

Pause for a moment and count to 10. All finished? ... Microsoft sold 70 more copies of Windows 7 by the time you finished.


So much for the death of the PC.

Kevin Schram picks up the ball and runs with it:

What did Steve Jobs say about the “post-PC” era?


Despite Steve Jobs’ claim that the PC was dead and that we’d all be using little iPad-type things by now – computers are still selling well.

Meanwhile, Sean Hollister snarks it up:

Perhaps execs can celebrate with a nice Windows 7 Whopper, topped with a fresh .dll pickle.

And Finally...

What Facebook's "It's Complicated" status really means

[hat tip: Geekpr0n]

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