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Monday, March 26, 2007

Windows Vista: 20 Million in One Month

So much for that silliness about Windows Vista being off to a slow start. Microsoft announces:
More than 20 million Windows Vista licenses were sold in the opening month of general availability for the new operating system, as new tools and programs ease the transition for consumers.

Initial sales figures from Microsoft show its new operating system Windows Vista made a splash in its debut. In the first month of Windows Vista’s general availability, sales exceeded 20 million licenses, more than doubling the initial pace of sales for its predecessor, Windows XP. These initial figures reflect the broad interest in the security and usability enhancements in Windows Vista.

The more than 20 million copies shipped represent Windows Vista licenses sold to PC manufacturers, copies of upgrades and the full packaged product sold to retailers and upgrades ordered through the Windows Vista Express Upgrade program from January 30 to February 28.
Related: Microsoft Announces Record Vista Sales (WinInfo):
Previous to Microsoft's announcements, various news stories had erroneously claimed that Vista sales were lagging behind those of XP. What's really happening is that most customers have opted to purchase new PCs with Vista preinstalled rather than upgrade their existing customers. This situation has benefitted the entire PC industry, of course. Dell says its customers have "overwhelmingly" chosen premium Vista versions over lower-end versions, purchasing, in turn, more expensive PCs and components.

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