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Windows 7 Sells Over 300 Million Copies

Microsoft’s hyper-successful Windows 7 operating system has sold over 300 million licensed copies the company has revealed.

The computing giant released the statistic as part of their Q2 earnings release, which also showed a rise in company revenues of 5 per cent over the final three months of 2010.

According to Microsoft over 20 per cent of the worlds Internet-connected computers now run on Windows 7.

“We continue to see fantastic momentum and excitement for Windows 7. CES earlier this month was also very exciting for us where we also talked a bit about Windows 7 momentum and showcased a lot of work our partners are doing” Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc said in a blog post.

“To put that in perspective, 300 million is roughly the combined number of households in North American and in Europe! Or, to put it another way, if you lined up 300 million Windows 7 product boxes, they would stretch nearly 1.5 times around the Earth!”

Whilst traditional operating systems like Windows 7 have continued to sell well for the company, the computing giant has suffered disappointing sales figures for its mobile software Windows Phone 7.