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The old record for Amazon UK preorders was held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The new record goes to Windows 7.
So much for banishing dragons & casting spells, Dan Brown sells (and I've heard from UK friends it wasn't a great read) / best Karen W-------------From today's Computer Weekly: Windows 7 pre-orders outsell Harry PotterAuthor:Cliff SaranPosted: 12:48 21 Oct 2009http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/10/21/238241/windows-7-pre-orders-outsell-harry-potter.htm"The launch of Windows 7 has superseded everyone's expectations, storming ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the biggest-grossing pre-order product of all-time at Amazon.co.uk, and demand is still going strong," said Brian McBride, managing director of Amazon.co.uk.--->He said that only Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol had sold more copies than Windows 7. "This is an incredible achievement for a software product."
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