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[3]: Yeah.
by Bobthearch on Thu 29th Nov 2012 02:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yeah."
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A [most likely] forced license with a new PC sale vs. a license that the user willfully purchased. That's the difference, and it's a huge one.

Isn't the same thing true with Windows 7 licenses a couple of years ago and XP licenses way back when?

That's the point, comparing Windows 8 to previous versions. The comparison is no good if different methods are used.

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