Windows 7 comes through for Microsoft

Company announces record financials off the back of latest OS launch

Microsoft has said that its Windows 7 release has driven record revenue and profits for its second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2009.

The company pulled in revenues of $19.02 billion, which it says is a 14 per cent increase from the same period last year.

"Exceptional demand for Windows 7 led to the positive top-line growth for the company," said Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. "Our continuing commitment to managing costs allowed us to drive earnings performance ahead of the revenue growth."

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 launched globally on October 22. Through the second quarter, Microsoft sold over 60 million Windows 7 licenses, making it the fastest selling operating system in history it says.

"This is a record quarter for Windows units," said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft. "We are thrilled by the consumer reception to Windows 7 and by business enthusiasm to adopt Windows 7."

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