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Windows Vista ships 60 millionth copy

Microsoft claims bragging rights over Apple

Microsoft is claiming bragging rights over Apple with the announcement that it’s shipped 60 million copies of Windows Vista.

"By our math, we eclipsed the entire install base of Apple in the first five weeks of shipment," said Kevin Turner, Microsoft's COO, said at the company's annual financial analysts meeting.

Turner said there are 42 million PCs covered by volume-licensing annuity agreements for Vista. He said strong renewals for enterprise agreements are driving the uptake. "Customers are purchasing the rights to Vista because they are planning deployments," he said.

He said Continental Airlines plans to roll out 10,000 seats of Vista by year-end, and Banco Bradesco in Brazil has rolled out 70,000 seats this year. Microsoft itself has rolled out 100,000 seats.

He said deployments were being driven by corporate rollouts, governments and mid-market customers.

Microsoft said its Windows install base will reach another milestone in the next 12 months.

"The install base of Windows computers this coming 12 months will reach one billion," said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO. "If you stop and think about that for a second, by end of our fiscal year '08 there will be more PCs running Windows in the world than there are automobiles, which to me is kind of a mind-numbing concept."

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Windows Vista review


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