Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:10 UTC
Windows Steve Ballmer has just announced that in the first three days of being on sale, more than 4 million people have bought the Windows 8 upgrade. This doesn't count OEM installations or Microsoft's own Surface - just individual upgrades. Definitely a promising start for Windows 8, but then, these are most likely enthusiasts (I'm one of those four million), so we still don't know a whole lot. I'm patiently waiting for the response from regular consumers.
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RE: It's Another Windows 95!!
by quackalist on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:26 UTC in reply to "It's Another Windows 95!!"
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Nor on any other 'sales figures'. Nonetheless, it's the de facto almost monopoly OS and they're really pushing it with the 'really cheap' upgrade download. I'd not be surprised if it sold well to those upgrading from XP/Vista and even those going legit from pirated windows. After all, it is Win 7 SP whatever and you can almost ignore the new UI bollocks. It'll sell like hotcakes even if the fundamentals incline towards Windows being doomed in the long run.

I'll be buying one myself, soon as I can afford a new SSD to run it on.

Edited 2012-10-30 20:28 UTC

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