Windows 7 Statistics: More Than 400 Million Licenses Sold

July 11, 2011 11:00 pm

We have written about Windows 7 statistics before. We spotted this today:

“At its Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles this morning, Microsoft updated its Windows 7 sales figures — saying that the current version of its operating system has sold 400 million licenses, significantly outpacing Windows XP’s growth over the same period of its life.

As we’ve noted in the past, the PC market itself has grown significantly larger in the ten years since Windows XP was launched, but even adjusting for that larger size, Windows 7 is doing better than its most successful predecessor.
Windows XP is still running on more than half of PCs worldwide, according to Net Applications, but it’s in decline as Windows 7 rises, now at more than 27 percent. Windows Vista, the ill-fated release that came between the two, has slipped to less than 10 percent, on its way to oblivion.”

Statistics Source: GeekWire

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