Today was part of Microsoft’s annual shareholder’s meeting, where they cover the state of affairs for the company as well as its economics, both current and over the past year. Naturally, given the recent and by accounts successful launch of Windows 7, they talked about it, too.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, called out special attention to the sales of the Redmond giant’s latest operating system noting that they’ve been “fantastic”. While it’s no real surprise, considering how well we saw pre-orders selling, it seems that Microsoft is seeing some pretty big numbers. In fact, Windows 7 is selling at least twice as fast as any previous version of Windows.
This number includes both boxed copies sold at retail and those licenses packaged with computers sold by OEMs. It looks like Microsoft has something to celebrate—what with the reception Vista’s gotten over the past few years, maybe their long companywide nightmare is over. WSJ