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Jan 20, 2012

Microsoft Sells More Windows 7 than Every Mac, iOS, and Android Device Combined

If it doesn't have "8" or "Phone" after it, nobody thinks or cares about Windows anymore. But let's not forget that Microsoft is still selling a gargantuan tower of operating systems every second—and it matches everything else combined.

Dan Frommer put Microsoft's recently reported 525 million Windows 7 licenses in perspective:
Since...October, 2009, Apple has likely sold about 35 million Macs, possibly 250 million iOS devices, and Google has seen almost 250 million Android activations.
We may have our eyes on mobile software and operating systems that don't yet exist, but an enormous chunk of the human race still looks at (and buys!) regular old Windows every single day. Every, single, day.

9 comments:

Cal said...

For better or worse, they got themselves into the right place at the right time...

MArk said...

At this point Windows would sell boatloads even if it came with a free diagnosis of AIDS.

Leon Kennedy said...

i do not care for windows 7, or vista for that matter

Adam said...

they come preinstalled on most computers. I'm not suprised Bill Gates is rolling in cash

The Offender said...

Well it is better than Vista, and unlike Mac you can actually do things on it.

Atley said...

haha, I run windows 7

NayNaySIXX said...

Hate mac so, awesome!

Lord Phrozen said...

I must say that Windows 7 looks more better than Windows 8 since 8 looks like an OS for mobile gadgets. It doesn't look that great on a PC.

YeamieWaffles said...

That's great news for Microsoft, I didn't expect them to be dominating Apple that much but congratulations to them I guess.