Windows 7 Is the Fastest Selling OS in History

Windows 7Microsoft has declared a massive victory for its latest operating system: "Windows 7 is by far the fastest selling Operating System in history," according to Craig Beilinson, the Director of Marketing for Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division. Unfortunately, Beilinson did not share the exact unit sales number. But has evidence to back his claims: The week of the Windows 7 launch saw PC sales jump almost 50% over the week before; PC sales on Black Friday were up 63% over last year's Black Friday; and for the entire holiday 2009, there was more than 50% increase in PC sales year over year.

Beilinson also touted the diversity of the Windows 7 OS. It is not only available on 1,400 PCs, but also 11,000 Windows 7 devices and components. Say what you will about Microsoft losing its edge, but the software is being used in Netbooks and Tablets (the recently revealed HP slate), Windows Mobile 6.5 in a variety of partners' phones (the recently announced HTC HD2), and even Microsoft extending software to the car industry (Fiat, Ford, and Kia).

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  • Jochen Talmon

    Hi. I am more than happy to send you a snapshot about the problem and I was just as excited about Windows 7 as you. The point is that it is really inconvenient to deal with all the problems after the install.

  • Alex Tep

    Great article! I just shared it on our Twitter @CIOsConnect :)

    Windows 7 really does rock and I'm glad to see it succeed after all the positive conversations we've had with IT Pros and Enterprise users. I was just reading a few more case studies today about how Windows 7 increased the productivity and efficiency of some companies and I'm really excited to see such great results!

    If you would like to join in on the conversation with us, please feel free to tweet at us!

    Alex
    Microsoft Windows Client Team

  • Alex Tep

    Great article! I just shared it on our Twitter @CIOsConnect :)

    Windows 7 really does rock and I'm glad to see it succeed after all the positive conversations we've had with IT Pros and Enterprise users. I was just reading a few more case studies today about how Windows 7 increased the productivity and efficiency of some companies and I'm really excited to see such great results!

    If you would like to join in on the conversation with us, please feel free to tweet at us!

    Alex
    Microsoft Windows Client Team

  • Jochen Talmon

    I was excited about Windows 7 - after an upgrade from Vista some functions are not working and I can't get any help. This is why Apple will soon take the lead because they can actually support their users in a friendly manner. There should be some kind of liability if MS can't guarantee a working software application. Shouldn't there be a learning curve for MS?

  • Brian Zhan

    Just because its popular, it doesn't mean that its good. I seriously regret buying a Home Basic--a look at the unchangeable GUI explains it.