Vista Not a Flop After All, Actually Doing Better Than XP Did


Conventional wisdom on the Internet says that, so far, Windows Vista has been a flop. But you know what they say about conventional wisdom. In its recently released quarterly earnings report (which we alluded to earlier), Microsoft says the company division where Vista resides saw a 67 percent increase in sales over the previous year. Of those who bought Vista, a full 71 percent opted for the higher priced versions of the operating system. Further still, Microsoft says that 85 percent of all Windows sales are Vista sales, which beats XP’s numbers from the same time period.

In other words, Vista has hardly been a flop.

While some businesses still may be afraid of making the jump to Vista, it certainly looks like Vista is doing just fine.

Vista Pays Off for Microsoft [BusinessWeek]