Microsoft Windows 7 Gains Momentum

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Microsoft says sales of its most recent operating system Windows 7 are strong, which is a reason to celebrate after Windows Vista's reception. Here's a look at the facts around Microsoft's claim that Windows 7 is now its fastest selling operating system.

Microsoft announced the week of April 26 that Windows 7 is now its fastest-selling operating system of all time. According to the company, it has reached over 100 million licenses worldwide, easily outpacing its predecessor, Windows Vista.

It's a major victory for Microsoft. Just a few years ago, some were wondering if the company's dominance in the OS market was slipping after Vista failed to appeal to the enterprise and even to consumers who heard nightmare stories about running the operating system. But after retooling its strategy, it seems Microsoft is back on track.