Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 22:36 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 8 has gone gold, Microsoft can move on to other things. With Windows 8, the most important of these is probably to make sure people know how to actually use it. Metro is filled to the brim with hard-to-discover features, but Microsoft has a plan. Will it be enough?
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RE: Windows 8 disaster
by tomcat on Mon 6th Aug 2012 18:38 UTC in reply to "Windows 8 disaster"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

Gonna take a lot more than a short animation to save this sucker. Windows 8, meet Vista, which are you replacing in the hearts and minds of the user community.


And, as I pointed out earlier comments, Vista sold a couple hundred million licenses. That's failure? Huh? Microsoft would *love* another "failure" like Vista.

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RE[2]: Windows 8 disaster
by Johann Chua on Tue 7th Aug 2012 05:57 in reply to "RE: Windows 8 disaster"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

And how many people "downgraded" to XP with their Vista licenses?

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RE[3]: Windows 8 disaster
by daedalus on Tue 7th Aug 2012 08:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows 8 disaster"
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2011-01-14

Doesn't matter, unless Microsoft had to refund the licence fee to all those users who did up/downgrade. At the end of the day, they don't really case what you do with your licenced copy of their OS, once you've paid them the money. Just like Coca-Cola wouldn't care if most people bought their drinks to pour down the toilet. They still got the sale.

Edit: So, in summary, Microsoft would be delighted if a few hundred million users bought Windows 8 licences, even if the vast majority deleted it straight away to replace it with 7.

Edited 2012-08-07 08:07 UTC

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