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  1. #1
    ahmad12 Guest

    Default Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold


    Microsoft announced today as part of their annual revenues
    '_announcement_'
    (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...4earnings.mspx)
    that it has sold over 180 million licenses of Windows Vista so far. Wow.
    What a failure.
    Revenue growth was primarily driven by continued customer
    demand for all products, including *Windows Vista, which has sold over
    180 million licenses since launch*, the 2007 Microsoft Office system,
    server software, and Xbox 360 consoles and games.
    BTW: They announced '_140_million_copies_'
    (http://www.techspot.com/news/29984-g...ista-sold.html)
    sold two months ago. So Microsoft is selling 20 million licenses a month
    on average. If that continues, Microsoft will sell over 220 million
    copies of Windows Vista in its first two years on the market. Given that
    XP is basically gone, it will probably be higher than that.
    Microsoft made over $60 billion in fiscal 2008. Yikes.



    Source: 'SuperSite Blog'
    (http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...l/default.aspx)


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    ahmad12

  2. #2
    Sinner Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold

    When you're the only viable game in town, the numbers aren't really
    relevant.



    "ahmad12" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
    news:994d59c4d001d1e01145bee85cd3f9d6@nntp-gateway.com...
    >
    > Microsoft announced today as part of their annual revenues
    > '_announcement_'
    > (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...4earnings.mspx)
    > that it has sold over 180 million licenses of Windows Vista so far. Wow.
    > What a failure.
    > Revenue growth was primarily driven by continued customer
    > demand for all products, including *Windows Vista, which has sold over
    > 180 million licenses since launch*, the 2007 Microsoft Office system,
    > server software, and Xbox 360 consoles and games.
    > BTW: They announced '_140_million_copies_'
    > (http://www.techspot.com/news/29984-g...ista-sold.html)
    > sold two months ago. So Microsoft is selling 20 million licenses a month
    > on average. If that continues, Microsoft will sell over 220 million
    > copies of Windows Vista in its first two years on the market. Given that
    > XP is basically gone, it will probably be higher than that.
    > Microsoft made over $60 billion in fiscal 2008. Yikes.
    >
    > Source: 'SuperSite Blog'
    > (http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...l/default.aspx)
    >
    >
    > --
    > ahmad12




  3. #3
    Sinner Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold

    When you're the only viable game in town, the numbers aren't really
    relevant.



    "ahmad12" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
    news:994d59c4d001d1e01145bee85cd3f9d6@nntp-gateway.com...
    >
    > Microsoft announced today as part of their annual revenues
    > '_announcement_'
    > (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...4earnings.mspx)
    > that it has sold over 180 million licenses of Windows Vista so far. Wow.
    > What a failure.
    > Revenue growth was primarily driven by continued customer
    > demand for all products, including *Windows Vista, which has sold over
    > 180 million licenses since launch*, the 2007 Microsoft Office system,
    > server software, and Xbox 360 consoles and games.
    > BTW: They announced '_140_million_copies_'
    > (http://www.techspot.com/news/29984-g...ista-sold.html)
    > sold two months ago. So Microsoft is selling 20 million licenses a month
    > on average. If that continues, Microsoft will sell over 220 million
    > copies of Windows Vista in its first two years on the market. Given that
    > XP is basically gone, it will probably be higher than that.
    > Microsoft made over $60 billion in fiscal 2008. Yikes.
    >
    > Source: 'SuperSite Blog'
    > (http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...l/default.aspx)
    >
    >
    > --
    > ahmad12




  4. #4
    Yeah-whatever Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold

    Sinner wrote:
    > When you're the only viable game in town, the numbers aren't really
    > relevant.


    AND in no way reflects the ACTUAL end user count, something Microsoft
    loves to omit because the ACTUAL end user count will be lower. Gotta
    love 'em eh?

    Cheers

    > "ahmad12" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
    > news:994d59c4d001d1e01145bee85cd3f9d6@nntp-gateway.com...
    >> Microsoft announced today as part of their annual revenues
    >> '_announcement_'
    >> (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...4earnings.mspx)
    >> that it has sold over 180 million licenses of Windows Vista so far. Wow.
    >> What a failure.
    >> Revenue growth was primarily driven by continued customer
    >> demand for all products, including *Windows Vista, which has sold over
    >> 180 million licenses since launch*, the 2007 Microsoft Office system,
    >> server software, and Xbox 360 consoles and games.
    >> BTW: They announced '_140_million_copies_'
    >> (http://www.techspot.com/news/29984-g...ista-sold.html)
    >> sold two months ago. So Microsoft is selling 20 million licenses a month
    >> on average. If that continues, Microsoft will sell over 220 million
    >> copies of Windows Vista in its first two years on the market. Given that
    >> XP is basically gone, it will probably be higher than that.
    >> Microsoft made over $60 billion in fiscal 2008. Yikes.
    >>
    >> Source: 'SuperSite Blog'
    >> (http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...l/default.aspx)
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> ahmad12

    >
    >


  5. #5
    Sinner Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold


    "Yeah-whatever" <idaspud52@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:48830D7A.4070102@nospamhotmail.com...
    > Sinner wrote:
    >> When you're the only viable game in town, the numbers aren't really
    >> relevant.

    >
    > AND in no way reflects the ACTUAL end user count, something Microsoft
    > loves to omit because the ACTUAL end user count will be lower. Gotta love
    > 'em eh?
    >


    When I bought my new Tablet, if I had been offered a choice, I would have
    selected XP Tablet Edition. There is absolutely nothing about Vista that I
    like. It's no more secure than XP, just a bigger PitA.



  6. #6
    Canuck57 Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold


    "ahmad12" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
    news:994d59c4d001d1e01145bee85cd3f9d6@nntp-gateway.com...
    >
    > Microsoft announced today as part of their annual revenues
    > '_announcement_'
    > (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...4earnings.mspx)
    > that it has sold over 180 million licenses of Windows Vista so far. Wow.
    > What a failure.
    > Revenue growth was primarily driven by continued customer
    > demand for all products, including *Windows Vista, which has sold over
    > 180 million licenses since launch*, the 2007 Microsoft Office system,
    > server software, and Xbox 360 consoles and games.
    > BTW: They announced '_140_million_copies_'
    > (http://www.techspot.com/news/29984-g...ista-sold.html)
    > sold two months ago. So Microsoft is selling 20 million licenses a month
    > on average. If that continues, Microsoft will sell over 220 million
    > copies of Windows Vista in its first two years on the market. Given that
    > XP is basically gone, it will probably be higher than that.
    > Microsoft made over $60 billion in fiscal 2008. Yikes.
    >
    > Source: 'SuperSite Blog'
    > (http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...l/default.aspx)


    Should that not be 180M bundled?

    I bet the off the shelf box copy numbers will not be published.



  7. #7
    rasmasyean Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold


    Check out this statistic...
    OK here’s some rough calculations:
    16.14% of internet users are Vista
    'Market share for browsers, operating systems and search engines'
    (http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=11)
    1.4 billion internet users
    'World Internet Usage Statistics News and World Population Stats'
    (http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm)
    Assuming the usage rate is consistent around the world…
    1.4 billion * 16.14% = 226 million Vista internet users
    The only way the user base would be significantly less than this number
    is if for some reason, Vista users surf the internet WAY MORE than all
    other OS's to skew the percentage up to 16.14%. I highly doubt this.
    And it’s probably more likely that that some Vista users
    don’t use the internet much because it’s for work mostly.
    Hence more likely there are more than 226 million Vista users.

    Chances are that Vista adoption in the “rich” (and more
    regulated) hitslink logged nations is held back a little by the expense
    of Vista. So that could mean that other “poorer” (and
    don’t give a crap) nations have a much greater than 16.14% Vista
    market penetration since you can like buy it at the local fruit shop for
    like $1, etc.
    'NationMaster - Software piracy rate (most recent) by country'
    (http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cr...re-piracy-rate)
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the real Vista number of users pushes
    over 300 million.
    Poor Microsoft shareholders...they should be making more money.


    --
    rasmasyean

  8. #8
    HappyAndyK Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold

    Yes, Vista sales are far more than what they were for XP for a comparable
    period.

    --
    http://www.WinVistaClub.com




    "rasmasyean" wrote:

    >
    > Check out this statistic...
    > OK here’s some rough calculations:
    > 16.14% of internet users are Vista
    > 'Market share for browsers, operating systems and search engines'
    > (http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=11)
    > 1.4 billion internet users
    > 'World Internet Usage Statistics News and World Population Stats'
    > (http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm)
    > Assuming the usage rate is consistent around the world…
    > 1.4 billion * 16.14% = 226 million Vista internet users
    > The only way the user base would be significantly less than this number
    > is if for some reason, Vista users surf the internet WAY MORE than all
    > other OS's to skew the percentage up to 16.14%. I highly doubt this.
    > And it’s probably more likely that that some Vista users
    > don’t use the internet much because it’s for work mostly.
    > Hence more likely there are more than 226 million Vista users.
    >
    > Chances are that Vista adoption in the “rich” (and more
    > regulated) hitslink logged nations is held back a little by the expense
    > of Vista. So that could mean that other “poorer” (and
    > don’t give a crap) nations have a much greater than 16.14% Vista
    > market penetration since you can like buy it at the local fruit shop for
    > like $1, etc.
    > 'NationMaster - Software piracy rate (most recent) by country'
    > (http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cr...re-piracy-rate)
    > I wouldn’t be surprised if the real Vista number of users pushes
    > over 300 million.
    > Poor Microsoft shareholders...they should be making more money.
    >
    >
    > --
    > rasmasyean
    >


  9. #9
    Shane Nokes Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold

    Then explain why XP has more security bulletins that apply to it on a monthly basis?

    If you can't explain or refute that then should you really be claiming that XP is more secure?
    "Sinner" <sinner@gatesofhell.org> wrote in message news:SHEgk.4349$jT6.2545@bignews5.bellsouth.net...

    "Yeah-whatever" <idaspud52@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:48830D7A.4070102@nospamhotmail.com...
    > Sinner wrote:
    >> When you're the only viable game in town, the numbers aren't really
    >> relevant.

    >
    > AND in no way reflects the ACTUAL end user count, something Microsoft
    > loves to omit because the ACTUAL end user count will be lower. Gotta love
    > 'em eh?
    >


    When I bought my new Tablet, if I had been offered a choice, I would have
    selected XP Tablet Edition. There is absolutely nothing about Vista that I
    like. It's no more secure than XP, just a bigger PitA.



  10. #10
    Shane Nokes Guest

    Default Re: Windows Vista = Over 180 million licenses sold

    Exactly, which means a larger adoption rate.

    People like to ignore that little fact though
    "HappyAndyK" <HappyAndyK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6DD9F6D3-885F-46D2-812E-D878C43A260D@microsoft.com...
    Yes, Vista sales are far more than what they were for XP for a comparable
    period.

    --
    http://www.WinVistaClub.com




    "rasmasyean" wrote:

    >
    > Check out this statistic...
    > OK here’s some rough calculations:
    > 16.14% of internet users are Vista
    > 'Market share for browsers, operating systems and search engines'
    > (http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=11)
    > 1.4 billion internet users
    > 'World Internet Usage Statistics News and World Population Stats'
    > (http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm)
    > Assuming the usage rate is consistent around the world…
    > 1.4 billion * 16.14% = 226 million Vista internet users
    > The only way the user base would be significantly less than this number
    > is if for some reason, Vista users surf the internet WAY MORE than all
    > other OS's to skew the percentage up to 16.14%. I highly doubt this.
    > And it’s probably more likely that that some Vista users
    > don’t use the internet much because it’s for work mostly.
    > Hence more likely there are more than 226 million Vista users.
    >
    > Chances are that Vista adoption in the “rich” (and more
    > regulated) hitslink logged nations is held back a little by the expense
    > of Vista. So that could mean that other “poorer” (and
    > don’t give a crap) nations have a much greater than 16.14% Vista
    > market penetration since you can like buy it at the local fruit shop for
    > like $1, etc.
    > 'NationMaster - Software piracy rate (most recent) by country'
    > (http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cr...re-piracy-rate)
    > I wouldn’t be surprised if the real Vista number of users pushes
    > over 300 million.
    > Poor Microsoft shareholders...they should be making more money.
    >
    >
    > --
    > rasmasyean
    >


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