Vista Sales Near 40 Million, Gates Says at WinHEC

Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates announced the software giant has sold nearly 40 million Windows Vista licenses in the first 100 days since commercial availability on January 30, making Microsoft's latest release the fastest-selling operating system in history. Gates noted that Home Premium editions accounted for 78% of Vista sales. Gates also confirmed rumours that Microsoft's next-generation Windows Server software (codename Longhorn Server) would be named Windows Server 2008. Microsoft, which controlled an estimated two-thirds of the global server software maker in 2006, has said the product is on track for a debut in the second half of 2007. The company also said three new hardware manufacturers (Gateway Incorporated, Lacie and Medion) plan to build products for Windows Home Server.

News source: InformationWeek

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