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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It's the Future, Gentlemen
by franksands on Wed 31st Oct 2012 12:08 UTC
franksands
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2009-08-18

I have upgraded last monday and I have to say it looks absolutely gorgeous on my 42'' TV. I think it is a system that for the first time tried to do something different than the old 95 theme that just got a lot more clutter with each iteration.
This is a new clean interface, that takes advantadge not only of touch, but of big screens. It's completely functional with a keyboard and mouse, and for a bonus, it recognized my logitech unified wireless keyboard and trackball.
Of course, for such a disruptive change, there are only a few interesting apps in the Windows Store, but nothing you can't sideload. And IE10 misteriously never loads gmail. But this are quirks that I'm sure will be corrected over time.

This is the first time I'm thrilled to use my computer since windows 95. It's great, fluid and beautiful. Can't wait to see how this will develop.

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