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.
Permalink for comment 540677
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by marcp
by marcp on Wed 31st Oct 2012 08:54 UTC
Member since:

Don't worry. In a Windows world the rest of the people will be forced to upgrade sooner or later. They will need to use Windows 8 for some of their apps and will have to buy a copy of Windows 8, or they'll just be forced to buy new hardware, and guess what - this hardware will be running Windows 8!

It's all actually for the mass user. Others will use regular, not "certified for" hardware [which makes it hard to install other OS without stupid cracking]. There are lots of Linux hardware vendors who don't lock you inside of the Windows ecosphere.

Reply Score: 2