Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results
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User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2012 | 8:45:52 PM
re: Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results
Amen! IW writers (in general) love to bash MS and praise Apple a bit too much.
User Rank: Apprentice
11/28/2012 | 7:45:51 PM
re: Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results
for windows 7 the op before was vista,,,,,,,, big difference about 4 years ago I had enough and just went to Ubuntu I will never go back to windows. everything just works and there is nothing that windows can do that Ubuntu cant simple.
to give it a try or you can always watch a video
User Rank: Strategist
11/28/2012 | 7:07:27 PM
re: Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results
So what if it's on new machines. How many copies of Windows XP are still out there? People will adopt the new version when they get hardware (like a touch screen or tablet system) that will take advantage of the features in windows 8.

I also fail to see how 40 million copies over 60 days can be considered a failure. That's over 665,000 copies A DAY. What would you count as a success, 50 million, 80 million, 100 million, every PC device ever made? Please, stop bashing just because it's Microsoft.
User Rank: Apprentice
11/28/2012 | 6:11:21 PM
re: Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results
"Tami Reller, CFO of Microsoft's Windows division, said the company has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since it launched the OS on Oct. 26. "The 40 million is roughly in line with Windows 7"

The reason for that is because almost all of those licenses have been sold to PC manufacturers to install in new PCs. The problem is that very few people are actually buying Windows 8 as an upgrade for existing PCs, and PC sales in general have been falling.

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