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Windows 7: Windows 7 breaks Amazon records

21 Oct 2009   #1
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 
Windows 7 breaks Amazon records

Windows 7 breaks Amazon records

Windows 7 has overtaken Harry Potter novels and the Nintendo Wii to become the biggest grossing pre-order product of all time in the UK, according to e-commerce giant Amazon.

In an announcement which will be music to Microsoft's ears, Amazon.co.uk declared that the new operating system sold more pre-order copies in the first eight hours of its release than Vista did in its entire pre-order period.

Windows 7 breaks Amazon records - V3.co.uk - formerly vnunet.com


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21 Oct 2009   #2
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Microsoft must be pleased with this after the Vista's poor rep. Especially when it launched.
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21 Oct 2009   #3
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Only now in retrospect can one see how smart it was to do a wide beta and RC release.. not only did Microsoft get the much needed telemetry to build a better RTM, they seem to have got a great many people hooked to a Windows release that offers both *eye-candy* and stability, coupled with speed and reliability.

I have had a near perfect experience with Seven RTM. I hope all these people will enjoy it too.

Went to Amazon to see 4 myself. The best selling item is the 7 Home Premium Family Pack. Some really smart buyers out there.
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21 Oct 2009   #4
Okran

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

My copy has just arrived in the post, so I've got it a day early. I think amazon must have pre-empted the postal strikes tommorrow, nice one!
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21 Oct 2009   #5
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Okran View Post
My copy has just arrived in the post, so I've got it a day early. I think amazon must have pre-empted the postal strikes tommorrow, nice one!
Pretty much. Should be boost the rep of Microsoft and Amazon even more.
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21 Oct 2009   #6
zultar

 

Dell has shipped and released their 7 copies as well, got if from Dell today, well atleast one of them out of the 25
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21 Oct 2009   #7
mark5019

windows 7 pro
 
 

hope my copy gets here tommorow
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21 Oct 2009   #8
kreesdqban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Only now in retrospect can one see how smart it was to do a wide beta and RC release.. not only did Microsoft get the much needed telemetry to build a better RTM, they seem to have got a great many people hooked to a Windows release that offers both *eye-candy* and stability, coupled with speed and reliability.

I have had a near perfect experience with Seven RTM. I hope all these people will enjoy it too.

Went to Amazon to see 4 myself. The best selling item is the 7 Home Premium Family Pack. Some really smart buyers out there.
Totally agree. It was a smart way of "advertising" in a way. Like the thinking behind free samples at the supermarket. Microsoft gave everybody a taste and people are loving it and coming back to get it.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zultar View Post
Dell has shipped and released their 7 copies as well, got if from Dell today, well atleast one of them out of the 25
Hope HP does the same...
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22 Oct 2009   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
didn't see your post so posted much the same thing
However the volume was only exceeded by Dan Browns Angels and Demons.

Not bad.

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Oct 2009   #10
Nero

Windows 7 64-bit/XP
 
 

I have been rocking the RTM since dl'ing from MSDN site in Aug...have been running a dual boot Vista/XP for the longest time and mainly was using XP exclusively...still have XP but haven't touched since installing 7.
It is a great OS for me...the speed and ease of use if awesome and am ditching XP all together!!!
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