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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by MOS6510 on Wed 28th Nov 2012 19:08 UTC
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In my personal experience, which may or may not differ from yours, rarely anyone ever buys Windows. Most people buy a PC with Windows pre-installed.

A lot of people don't even know what version of Windows they are using even if it has been Windows XP for the last decade. I doubt these users will suddenly feel an urge to buy a new version of it.

It is interesting to me is the marketshare of XP, Vista and 7. Vista has the smallest, probably because it wasn't very good at the start (it did improve). If Windows 8 also turns out to be not very popular it may also end up with a small share as customers and companies will stick with Windows 7.

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