Windows XP Tops 210 Million Sales, Says Microsoft.
Microsoft Corp is claiming more than 210 million copies of Windows
XP sold since its October 2001 launch, up from 130 million last July.
Windows XP averaged 10 million copies sold a month in the last nine
months, according to reports yesterday. Last month vice president of
world wide sales and marketing Kevin Johnson said Windows XP deployments
hadn't met his expectations. After two and half years, Windows XP
is installed at about 65% of businesses, although the operating
system's prime route to market is believed to be machines shipped
by OEMs instead of through sale of packaged product.