Microsoft made the announcement this week at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, & Telecom Conference in San Francisco. The company’s CFO, Peter Klein, said the operating system has “terrific momentum.” What he should have said is that Windows XP came out in 2001, and people were waiting for a functional, new operating system from Microsoft since then. Clearly Vista, released in 2007, was the flop of all flops, even if it wasn’t nearly as bad as you’d be led to believe. Bad, but maybe not that bad, you know?
And yes, I was one of those 90 million licenses—Windows 7 Home Premium has served my gaming PC quite well. I’m still a Mac guy at heart (meh, I guess, I’m not a zealot or anything!), but Windows 7 does the job quite nicely.