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"Microsoft sold nearly 11.5 copies of Windows 7 every second over the last month, according to numbers the company
Peter Klein, Microsoft's chief financial officer, told Wall Street analysts of the latest Windows 7 milestone. "With
175 million licenses sold to date, it is the fastest selling operating system ever, and now runs on over 15% of all PCs worldwide,"
Klein said during an afternoon earnings call.
A month ago, Microsoft announced that it had sold 152 million Windows 7 licenses.
By Microsoft's numbers, the company sold 25 million licenses during
the 29 days between June 23 and July 21, a pace that represents sales of 9.97 copies of Windows 7 per second.
On Tuesday, MS was very happy and liked this, as well as the introduction of Office 2010, for pushing its second quarter revenues to a record $16 billion --
a 22% jump over the same quarter in 2009. Windows revenue grew by more than $1 billion, to $4.55 billion, according to the
As it has several times in the past, yesterday Mr Gates called Windows 7 "the
fastest-selling operating system ever."
The OS has certainly been better than before,
According to data from Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Net Applications, which tracks operating system usage
share by monitoring 40,000 sites that use its Web metrics service, Win7 held a 14.4% share as of July
21, nine months after its release. Vista took 22 months to reach the same mark.
Klein's statement that Windows 7 now accounts for 15% of the in-use
operating systems worldwide not only differed from Net Applications' numbers, but also from those of Irish analytics firm
StatCounter, which pegs Windows 7's current global share at 17.6%. It was also muddied by a competing claim by Microsoft spokesman
Brandon LeBlanc, who said that the new OS now powers 17% of all PCs.
On Friday, Microsoft said that Klein had misspoke, and that 16% was the
accurate number. A company spokeswoman said that Windows 7's usage share was derived from internal data."