Color me unsurprised. Windows 7 has earned strong reviews for being the true successor to Windows XP. Vista should have claimed that throne, but didn't -- at least, not so far as perception was concerned.
Discounting may also be playing a role. Home Premium is being sold for less than half its suggested $119 retail price. The Professional edition, at $99, is selling for half-off.
Seeing Windows 7 produce huge sales like this has to put a smile on Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's face. And it should: Apple
But now there's Windows 7 to contend with, and as Apple Matters editor-in-chief Hadley Stern wrote in anticipation of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, "picking on Windows 7 will be nitpicking at best, stupidity at worst."
Even more so with sales numbers like those.
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