Windows 7 celebrates one-year anniversary, being fastest-selling OS in the world
Friday 22 October 2010
Microsoft is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Windows 7 on October 22, not with a cake (well, perhaps there are a few cakes floating around Microsoft's offices) but with the news that it has sold more than 240 million licenses and holds the record for being the fastest-selling desktop operating system in history.
Ninety-three percent of new consumer PCs are running on Windows 7 as of October 1, 2010 said Microsoft and the OS has a global market share of around 17 percent.
While those figures seem high, in reality around 66 percent of all Windows users are still running Windows XP on their machines and Window's overall market share is hitting a slight decline (figures which a spokesperson from Microsoft confirmed to Relaxnews were "accurate").
According to the same statistics released by Net Applications and published in Conceivably Tech on October 2, Apple's MacOS X market share sits at around 5 percent, Linux is at 0.85 percent and Apple's mobile device operating system, iOS, accounts for around 1.18 percent of the market.
A spokesperson from Apple reported to Relaxnews, "We don't have total number of Mac OS X sold, however we did sell over 13.7 million Macs in FY10 (every Mac ships with OS X) and sold 125 million iOS devices last month alone."
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