To the accompaniment of whoops, slapping sweaty palms held aloft and champagne corks bouncing off unsuspecting exec bonces, Microsoft has revealed that its latest operating system, Windows 7, has sailed past the 90 million sales mark.
The announcement was made at the Morgan Stanley Technology Media & Telecom Conference, where Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein rose from a cloud of backslapped dust to announce that no less than 90 million licences for the operating system had been well and truly shifted.
A little more information was related in the Windows Blog, where Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc declared himself ever so ‘umbled by the news, and so “excited that people are responding so positively to Windows 7 – our customers have made it the fastest selling operating system in history.”
Keen to keep on spreading the Windows love, the short blog entry bigged up some of the new hardware coming our way:
Peter also had an opportunity to show off some of the great hardware innovation coming from our partners in the PC business. He brought three great PCs on stage to show off: the Sony VAIO X which is so sleek and portable it could fit inside a MacBook Air, the Dell Adamo XPS which is the thinnest PC in the world, and the HP Envy 13 which combines breakthrough industrial design with tons of power.
Way to go Microsoft!
To be honest, we’re rather digging Windows 7 and hope that in a few months all lingering memories of the ghastly Vista experience foisted on us by Microsoft will fade away, like a wafty eggy fart dissipating into a sea breeze.