Feeds

Microsoft claims 90m sales of Windows 7

'Fastest selling OS in history', apparently

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Microsoft claimed yesterday that it had sold 90 million copies of Windows 7 since it hit manufacturers in July 2009.

Speaking at a Morgan Stanley-sponsored tech, media and telecoms conference on Tuesday, Microsoft's CFO Peter Klein said the vendor had seen bumper sales of its current operating system to date.

Windows 7 arrived on retail shelves in October last year.

Redmond also wrote a self-congratulatory blog post about the hefty sales figure.

"We're humbled and excited that people are responding so positively to Windows 7 - our customers have made it the fastest selling operating system in history," it claimed.

In January Microsoft bragged that Windows 7 demand had propelled it towards record second quarter revenue and profit. However, businesses have so far largely stuck by their aged Windows XP-based kit, with MS hardware partner Intel being a perfect case in point.

Gartner said in January that the Windows 7 launch had not created additional PC demand, but that it had been a good "market tool". ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.