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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Fun with numbers
by jessesmith on Tue 30th Oct 2012 21:48 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

Selling four million of anything is impressive. Microsoft is apparently getting the word out and people are curious. That's cool. I want to point out though that four million people is, what, less than one half of a per cent of the Windows market? It's not like all of their customers are stampeding to get this version.

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Fun with numbers truly
by oiaohm on Tue 30th Oct 2012 22:21 in reply to "Fun with numbers"
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2009-05-30

This is also low income yield all these upgrades.

Not like MS golden age when upgrade cost more than the full OEM version.

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