Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:10 UTC
Windows Steve Ballmer has just announced that in the first three days of being on sale, more than 4 million people have bought the Windows 8 upgrade. This doesn't count OEM installations or Microsoft's own Surface - just individual upgrades. Definitely a promising start for Windows 8, but then, these are most likely enthusiasts (I'm one of those four million), so we still don't know a whole lot. I'm patiently waiting for the response from regular consumers.
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RE[2]: It's Another Windows 95!!
by grumpyoldman on Tue 30th Oct 2012 21:12 UTC in reply to "RE: It's Another Windows 95!!"
grumpyoldman
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2012-10-08

You are spot on with the price point of the update being an attractive draw.

General consumers once they see the shiny new bauble for that price, it will be hard to resist.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It isn't only that, I get a brand new OS for very little and as a web developer it is usually a good idea to keep up with newer tech.

Personally the upgrade process was almost painless. There were quite a few reboots (most were very short) and I had a running OS in about 30 minutes after I got hold of the upgrade media.

Edited 2012-10-31 07:16 UTC

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