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: Not impressive
by maccouch on Wed 28th Nov 2012 18:53 UTC in reply to "Not impressive"
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2012-03-14

exactly. I don't think most people or even finantial analysts realized that Microsoft has just halved or more, their Windows revenues just to slightly keep up adoption rhythm.

Windows8 is being sold in a larger market than 2009 Windows7 launch, and at less than half of its price and at best it gets the same number of sales of Windows 7 in the first months. I don't think this is particularly brilliant or a good omen.

(wrote the same thing yesterday: http://www.maccouch.com/2012/11/microsoft-weve-sold-40-million-wind... )

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