Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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RE: Only 15M licenses in reality
by WereCatf on Wed 28th Nov 2012 18:11 UTC in reply to "Only 15M licenses in reality"
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According to tech research firm StatCounter, about 1 percent of the world's 1.5 billion or so personal computers - making a total of around 15 million - are actually running Windows 8.

Source: Reuters

The number given by Microsoft does include OEM-sales and the likes, and since those computers aren't actually in use yet they obviously do not show on StatCounter.

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