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Windows 7 Sales Up, But is it Really a Hit?

Nov 06, 2009, 23:02 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Paul)

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"The numbers are in and Windows 7 sales are strong, but with lagging PC sales and increased competition from other operating systems, is Windows in trouble? Apple recently reported one of its best quarters ever, and interest is high in current and future products coming out of Cupertino. Then there's the recent release of the latest Linux distribution, Ubuntu 9.10, and let's not forget pressure from Google Chrome OS, scheduled for release in the second half of next year. Put it all together, and we may be slowly approaching the end of Windows' dominance.

"Windows 7's U.S. sales were 234 percent higher over the first few days of its availabilty compared to Vista sales over a similar time period. But to get there, Microsoft had to go the extra mile and offer what were, by Microsoft standards, some deep discounts."

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