As has been confirmed by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in less than a month of its release, the company's latest offering, the Windows 7 operating system, is rapidly far exceeding the sale rate of the company's previous Windows versions.
"We've already sold twice as many units of Windows 7 as any other OS we've ever launched in a comparable time period", confirmed Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. "So we're really off to quite a fantastic start with the Windows 7 product".
Windows 7, with its new and improved features and ease of use, has caught the attention of those users in particular who were still on Windows XP and did not want to upgrade to Vista because of its poor reception and negative reviews. According to Ballmer, the amazing reception of Windows 7 is a result of the operating system's unmatched high quality. "Windows 7 is simply the best PC OS that we or anyone else has ever built", he was quoted as saying.
As per figures shared by the NPD Group, sales of Windows 7 units were as much as 234% higher within the first few days of release as compared to Vista. Windows 7 also generated 82% more revenue than Vista in the aforementioned period. These figures have further cemented the fact that Microsoft's new offering is being highly well received by PC users all over the world.
Experts have been quick to assert that with Windows 7, Microsoft has managed to more than heal the hurt that was caused by Vista, and has won back much of its old customer base in addition to gaining new fans.