450 million copies of Windows 7 sold, consumer usage passes XP

Windows 7 logoIn his Keynote opening the Build developers conference, President of Microsoft's Windows Division Steven Sinofsky touched on some updated facts on the still-relatively-young Windows 7 before diving into the demonstration of the next-generation Windows 8.

  • Sales of Windows 7 is approaching 450 million copies.
  • Windows 7 consumer usage is now greater than Windows XP.
  • 1,502 non-security product code changes have been delivered.
  • Internet Explorer 9 is "the fastest-growing Windows 7 browser."
  • 542 million people using Windows Live services every month.

It's important to note that the second point is focused on consumers and not the enterprise, where XP is deeply entrenched.

Source: Betanews

Tags: browsers, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows 7

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