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: Yeah.
by Drumhellar on Wed 28th Nov 2012 19:21 UTC in reply to "Yeah."
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They don't give the numbers, buy the Ars article says that Windows 8 upgrade license sales are outpacing Windows 7 upgrade license sales, with a pair of caveats:

1. Windows 8 is a bigger upgrade, but the upgrade is significantly cheaper (until January, that is).

2. It isn't known how many people are just buying the upgrade and keeping it on a shelf, hedging against an increased upgrade cost in the future.

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