Windows 7, 1st Anniversary marks over 240 Million Licenses

It was exactly 1 year ago that we were introduced to the new version of the Windows Operating System family, the Windows 7. Right from it’s launch Windows 7 has been  achieving milestones every now and then and as we reach the first anniversary of the product release it has reached to yet another high.

Today as we celebrate the first anniversary of Windows 7  the official numbers of Licenses sold till date has crossed over 240 million, with over 17% market share all over the world in the Operating System Marketplace.

“As of September, Windows 7 was running on 93% of new consumer PCs and has over 17% global OS market share (according to Net Applications as of October 1st). There is an amazing array of great PCs out on the market today. Six months after launch, 100% (over 18,000) of our OEM partners were selling Windows 7 PCs versus 70% for Windows Vista PCs at a comparable time period. And there is an incredible ecosystem of products – software and hardware – that work great with Windows 7 too.

Here are some Windows 7 trivia as reported by The Windows Team Blog.

  • Microsoft sold more than 240 million licenses of Windows 7.
  • Windows 7 was running on 93% of new consumer PCs and has over 17% global OS market share.
  • Six months after launch, 100% (over 18,000) of our OEM partners were selling Windows 7 PCs versus 70% for Windows Vista PCs at a comparable time period.
  • In the last month, Windows 7 users have used Jump Lists 339,129,958 times!
  • Aero Snap has been used 150,957,478 times in the last month.

And if you think this is it, well wait for the  Windows 7 SP1 final versions in early 2011 to see this number raised to double or even further!!!

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