Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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Only 15M licenses in reality
by gpsnoopy on Wed 28th Nov 2012 17:44 UTC
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According to tech research firm StatCounter, about 1 percent of the world's 1.5 billion or so personal computers - making a total of around 15 million - are actually running Windows 8.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/27/us-microsoft-windows-idUS...

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

According to tech research firm StatCounter, about 1 percent of the world's 1.5 billion or so personal computers - making a total of around 15 million - are actually running Windows 8.

Source: Reuters


The number given by Microsoft does include OEM-sales and the likes, and since those computers aren't actually in use yet they obviously do not show on StatCounter.

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gpsnoopy Member since:
2007-04-17

That's my whole point.

Edited 2012-11-28 18:35 UTC

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