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 tylerdurden on Wed 28th Nov 2012 23:40 UTC in reply to "Yeah."
tylerdurden
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Why? It does not make a difference, a license is a license. The granularity or location of the sale seems irrelevant, as long as desktop and laptop PCs sell microsoft will sell tons of windows licenses since they have a near monopoly in that space.

My assumption is that windows 8 will do great in the consumer space, the touch screen is a great gimmick and gives OEMs a new "differentiation" to help push people upgrade or buy new systems. I assume business will skip this upgrade cycle, since Metro is useless in most of their applications.

I'm more interested in the Windows Phone and Surface sales. Since those are the areas of biggest growth, and microsoft lacks a monopoly to leverage there.

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