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: But....
by lucas_maximus on Wed 28th Nov 2012 19:41 UTC in reply to "But...."
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How many of those were "downgraded" to Win7?
How many of those were Win8->Win8 upgrades? (e.g. User didn't like the edition that came and tried upgrading to a higher level).
In the end, how much is real sales vs. double counting?

The issue with quoting numbers from WinVista and Win7 is that there was double and triple counting of sales in there. The question is, how much of that is going on with Win8?

All-in-all, not impressed.

Any proof of any of this? Probably not.

And, BTW, I'll only use Win8 in a proper environment - in a virtual machine where Windows belongs.

Oh good for you. Can you open source Linux guys just leave the snide remarks for once. Every thread that even mentions Microsoft you gotta mention how crap it is.

Windows 7 and 8 are perfectly good Operating systems. XP and Vista were a bit flakey until a couple of service packs, but have been pretty solid.

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