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Windows 7 Sales Also Boot Faster Than Vista

It took about a year for Windows Vista to claim 10 percent market share, something its successor, Windows 7, has managed in just three months. New data from Net Applications show Microsoft’s latest operating system accounting for one in 10 computers accessing the Web as of the end of January.

Not much of a surprise, really, since Microsoft (MSFT) said during last week’s earnings report that it shipped a record number of copies of Windows during the December quarter. The company has sold some 60 million Windows 7 licenses since launching the operating system on Oct. 22, with returning consumer demand driving a healthy 35 percent year-to-year increase in Windows licensing revenue for the quarter.

Clearly, Windows 7 is on a nice hot streak right now–something, I think it’s safe to say, that never happened with Vista. But is this streak driven by the broader PC market rebound that began prior to the operating system’s launch or by Windows 7 itself?


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus