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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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Wed 31st Oct 2012 08:54 UTC
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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.

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