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Windows 7 Sales Hit 350 Million Licenses Mark Announces Microsoft

Software giant Microsoft has announced that its Windows 7 operating system has sold 350 million licences within 18 months of its launch.

In a post on the Windows Team blog (opens in new tab), the company said that it was seeing a great momentum being built up in Windows 7 adoption across markets.

The company said that businesses were currently migrating to Windows 7 and a majority already had. Microsoft also launched a new page (opens in new tab) that will allow businesses to share the benefits they have had from migrating to Windows 7.

“Number of licenses sold is one way of looking at market success. Customers having a positive and productive experience with Windows 7 is also an important measure,” Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc said in a statement.

“Analyst firms like IDC estimate that more than 90% of businesses are currently in progress with their Windows 7 migrations. And we’ve seen that companies who have deployed Windows 7 save an average of $140 per PC per year – showing a 131% return on investment in just more than 12 months,” he informed.

However, despite Windows 7 growing at a fast rate, the OS remains in the shadows of Windows XP, the ten-year old Microsoft operating system that continues to be the most used OS in the world.

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