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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Paltry
by wocowboy on Wed 31st Oct 2012 10:48 UTC
wocowboy
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2006-06-01

4 million is a rather paltry number considering Windows' installed base of around 1.25 billion. A measly .3% first 4 days. In contrast, Apple's installed base of 66 million had a 5% uptake of Mountain Lion in the same amount of time.

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RE: Paltry
by franksands on Wed 31st Oct 2012 12:10 in reply to "Paltry"
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2009-08-18

So what's the big difference between 3% and 5%? Early adopters are few in every segment. But on the other hand, 3% of 1+ billion is much more impressive than 5% of millions.

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RE[2]: Paltry
by Morgan on Thu 1st Nov 2012 09:07 in reply to "RE: Paltry"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You missed a dot.

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