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Microsoft said on Wednesday that it had sold 150 Million licenses of Windows 7, seven copies every second.

The extraordinary fact was announced on the Windows Team Blog by Microsoft blogger Brandon LeBlanc. "We are excited to announce that Windows 7 has sold 150 million licenses to-date. As I've said before, Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history with 7 copies of Windows 7 sold every second", said LeBlanc.

Microsoft made the headlines in January when it announced that it had sold over 60 million licenses of Windows 7. In March the company hit the 90 million milestone and estimates that 300 million licenses will be sold during 2010.

Microsoft released Windows 7 on October 22, 2009. The operating system has received praise from consumers, businesses and the media. In November 2009, Windows 7 managed to surpass Apple's Snow Leopard market share in just two weeks. In early February it was revealed that Windows 7 had reached 10% market share in just three months. Windows 7 has also driven an uptake of 64-bit computing. According to ChangeBASE research, conducted with senior IT decision makers, more than 65% of businesses hoped to migrated to Windows 7 within 12 months of its release. Over 50% of those migrating will be choosing the 64-bit route.

Screenshots of a Windows 7 post RTM build showed up on the web in February, fueling speculation that Microsoft is compiling early Windows 8 builds. The successor to Windows 7 will likely be available in 2011 as an ex-Microsoft worker penned July 2011 as the RTM date for Windows 8.

Microsoft is currently readying its first Service Pack for Windows 7. Technical beta testers recently received build 7601.16562.100603-1800. A public beta version will be available in July with a public release in September this year.

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Although I really enjoy Windows 7, Microsoft has this unbeatable god complex that is in desperate need of being fairly competed with. How many more years until something completely new and fully functioning like Windows 7 comes out from something other than Microsoft that is affordable and easy to use?

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Microsoft put a lot of work into this new operatign system, however there are some things that disturb the paranoid user.

Windows 7 SPYS on you. This is a very real and true fact. If you do not believe me, go right now to your RUN command, type MMC and go to add/remove snap in, add the task scheduler snap in for your local machine and take a look. What you will find certainly disturbed me. Microsoft watches what software you isntall, what you plug into your machine through usb and what your kernel does on YOUR machine YOU payed for.

I highly reccomend you go through these tasks and remove all fo the windows customer experience improvement program tasks

Without warning, microsoft has installed scheduled spyware onto our machines without our consent and they are watching almost all of those 150 million+ users.

Please take the time to check this on your own system.

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Windows 7 SPYS on you. This is a very real and true fact. If you do not believe me, go right now to your RUN command, type MMC and go to add/remove snap in, add the task scheduler snap in for your local machine and take a look. What you will find certainly disturbed me. Microsoft watches what software you isntall, what you plug into your machine through usb and what your kernel does on YOUR machine YOU payed for.

I don't really get it, mate. Around those snap-ins supposed to keep track off all the things for YOU - THE BUYER of the PC? As in, if something comes up, you can contact support with all the information provided with these tools? I didn't really see anything in there that's spying, unless I'm missing out on some information here. Can someone confirm this; is there any article related to this? :think:

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As long as this information doesn't leave my PC I don't mind.

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