Windows 7 now fastest-selling Windows OS

Summary:Just six months after its release, Windows 7 is now installed on one in 10 of the world's PCs, Microsoft has confirmed.

Just six months after its release, Windows 7 is now installed on one in 10 of the world's PCs, Microsoft has confirmed.

The operating system was launched on 22 October, 2009 and has gone on to sell more than 100 million licenses, making it the fastest-selling Windows OS in history according to Microsoft.

Microsoft recently reported revenues of $14.5bn for the financial quarter ended 31 March and chief financial officer Peter Klein said Windows 7 "continues to be a growth engine" — with Windows revenue up 28 percent year-on-year.

For more on this story, read Windows 7 now on one in 10 of world's PCs on silicon.com.

Topics: Operating Systems, Hardware, Microsoft, Software, Windows

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