Windows NT Workstation hits 28 million users

Microsoft Corporation announced Wednesday that the number of Windows NT Workstation users has surpassed 28 million, making it one of the most successful operating systems ever created. Too bad they're killing the NT name, isn't it?

"The number of customers migrating to Windows NT Workstation 4.0 is simply staggering," said Robert Bennett, group product manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft. "With an installed base of 28 million, it's clear that there's tremendous momentum behind Windows NT Workstation 4.0, and it's only growing."

Microsoft sells Windows NT Workstation as its mainstream business desktop operating system, and its follow-up, Windows 2000 Professional, is aimed at the same market. Microsoft is expecting to ship Windows 2000 this fall and current NT users have will have an easier time upgrading than Windows 9x users.

To put the number of people using NT Workstation in perspective, that's about twice the number of Macintosh users and four times the number of Linux desktop users

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