Windows 7 finally surpasses XP in usage


It’s now been 3 years since the announcement of Windows 7 and to kick off Microsoft’s Build conference, Steven Sinofsky started by talking about it’s successes. There’s some impressive numbers thrown out, one of the best news for Microsoft is that Windows 7 has finally surpassed Windows XP in usage.

  • Approaching 450 million copies of Windows  7 sold
  • Windows 7 consumer usage greater than Windows XP
  • 1,502 seamless non-security product code changes delivered
  • IE9 is the fastest growing Windows 7 browser
  • 542 Million people signing into Windows Live services
  • 1500 non-security related changes since launch

Stay tuned for more information from Build.

Jason Cartwright
Jason Cartwright
Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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