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New News on Vista

Posted By On March 30, 2007 @ 3:38 PM In Uncategorized | No Comments

Q:
Just wondering if you have any updated news about Windows Vista. I’m just curious to know how it’s doing so far. Thanks!

A:
I actually do have some information, so I’m very glad you asked! A really interesting article was released the other day about how the new operating system of Windows Vista is really doing. I was pretty intrigued by some of the information, so once I saw this question, I just had to share it with all of you as well. Get ready to be blown away! (Okay, maybe not, but keep reading anyway!)

Alright, it basically goes like this: Microsoft has sold approximately 20 million copies of Windows Vista since its release at the end of January 2007. This means that Vista has found a new home on at least 20 million computers, both home and office. Now, this 20 million marker is an estimate for Vista licenses sold to PC manufacturers, upgrade copies from the upgrade option offered up until the middle of March and the full packaged version.

So, as you can see, Vista has been sold to a wide variety of people so far and it doesn’t really seem like it’s going to end any time soon. Yes, 20 million is a good rate to be at in just two months time and I don’t know about you, but it just makes me wonder what sales will be like from here on out.

Corporate VP of the Windows Business Group Bill Veghte commented on the whole situation. “We are encouraged to see such a positive consumer response to Windows Vista right out of the gate. While it’s very early in the product life cycle, we are setting a foundation for Windows Vista to become the fastest adopted version of Windows ever.” Yep, you heard it right!

It was also pointed out that the sales for Vista so far have exceeded that of when Windows XP first came out. XP was released in January 2002 and after two months of that, only 17 million copies had been sold. That’s a three million difference and although it may not seem like a huge one, it is if you really think about it. Three million is quite a lot!

So, it seems Windows Vista is really taking off. Yes, Vista has its ups and downs and turns along the way, but all in all, it’s a well designed operating system and once you get used to it, it’s actually kind of fun to use. Of course, it still has some bugs in it, but so far, it’s proven pretty satisfactory for us here at WorldStart. Have you made the upgrade yet?!

~ Erin


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