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Windows Vista sells 40M licenses in 100 days

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      16th May 2007, 09:57 AM
<H2 class=storysubhead>Microsoft credits consumers shift to the digital lifestyle with creating the fastest selling operating system in history.</H2><DIV class=storytimestamp>May 15 2007: 1:36 PM EDT</DIV><BR clear=all><DIV class=storytext>

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Microsoft has sold nearly 40 million Windows Vista licenses in the first 100 days that the latest version of the operating system has been available, Chairman Bill Gates said Tuesday.

Gates said an accelerating consumer shift to digital lifestyles had helped make the operating system the fastest selling in history, and that premium editions have accounted for 78 percent of Vista sales. <DIV style="CLEAR: right; FLOAT: right; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 10px; MAX-WIDTH: 220px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px"><DIV class=IErow style="WIDTH: 220px"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=220 align=right bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 15px" align=middle><DIV style="BORDER-RIGHT: #999 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #999 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 6px; BORDER-LEFT: #999 1px solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #999 1px solid"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=218 border=0><TBODY><TR bgColor=#eeeeee><TD><DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 2px; PADDING-LEFT: 2px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 2px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #999 1px solid"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=relatedbox>Video</TD><TD class=boxtease style="PADDING-RIGHT: 4px" align=right width=90>More video</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR><TR><TD class=boxtease><DIV><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=boxtease></TD></TR><TR><TD class=captionname style="PADDING-RIGHT: 4px; PADDING-LEFT: 4px; PADDING-TOP: 2px">Microsoft is set to roll out its new operating system. CNN's Stephanie Elam is 'Minding Your Business' (January 29)</TD></TR><TR><TD class=boxtease style="PADDING-RIGHT: 4px; PADDING-LEFT: 4px; PADDING-TOP: 2px"><A class=Text1 href="javascript:cnnVideo('play','/video/business/2007/01/29/');">Play video

Windows operating systems run on more than 95 percent of the world's computers and represent the Redmond, Washington-based company's biggest profit driver.

Vista, which Microsoft introduced on Jan. 30, also marks the first major operating system upgrade in more than five years from the world's biggest software maker.

During a speech in Los Angeles, Gates said the company named its next-generation Windows Server software -- formerly known as "Longhorn" -- Windows Server 2008.

Windows Server is the server operating system equivalent to the Vista PC operating system, with an emphasis on many of the same features, such as better security.

Microsoft (up $0.17 to $31.04, Charts, Fortune 500), which controlled an estimated tw
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      22nd May 2007, 12:56 PM
I know a lot of people who are buying vista and really don't know why. they mostly buy vista ultimate (around €400) and install it on a old pc which is just capable of running vista.and after a day they complain they cant run any program.

Instead of calling me to check if their pc can run vista they think they are so smart and before they know it they lost €400

they can't bring it back because the seal on the package is broken =.=
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