The arrival of the eagerly awaited Windows 7 has been hailed as an instant success.
With people queuing not only around the block but also around the clock in expectation of the new release, company chief executives and directors at resellers were reported to be very happy with their trips to the bank at the close of each day's business.
Currie Dixon, chief executive of one of the country's major computer distributors was said to be ecstatic at the news.
He said that although his computer group were a little reticent at first to get involved with Windows, he said that after the first couple of days, the group had made enough money to actually pay the wages of their entire staff for a month.
"Retraining them in double glazing-techniques and this great Windows 7 offer of pay for 4 for the front and get 3 for the back free, has been the saving grace for our company. We have packed in selling computer systems and stuff from Microsoft and concentrated instead on Windows."