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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bassbeast
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2007-11-11

Dude, get real. The ads are NOT to sell Win 8, its to try to get people to take WinPhone and WinTab, because mobile is growing while desktops are flatline.

Want to know "the facts" here it is..1.-Windows desktops last longer than ever, so Wall Street style growth is nil there, 2.-Ballmer wants to be the head of Apple and not MSFT, 3.-Apple has an appstore and a tablet, so MSFT has to have an appstore and a tablet, 4.- they are practically giving it away and they ONLY got 4 million sales. Think about that, MSFT is selling the Win 8 PRO version for a lousy $40, and THAT is the best they could do?

So I'd say if anything they probably should have sunk MORE into advertising, because at 4 million that means they spent nearly...wow, $500 for every $40 sale...wow. That REALLY sucks, that is like Vista to the 20th power levels of suck.

Let's face it, don't really matter how much cash they blow, win 7 is the new XP, Win 8 the new Vista. 500 bucks a sale...wow, just wow.

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