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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RE: Not impressive
by maccouch on Wed 28th Nov 2012 18:53 UTC in reply to "Not impressive"
maccouch
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2012-03-14

exactly. I don't think most people or even finantial analysts realized that Microsoft has just halved or more, their Windows revenues just to slightly keep up adoption rhythm.

Windows8 is being sold in a larger market than 2009 Windows7 launch, and at less than half of its price and at best it gets the same number of sales of Windows 7 in the first months. I don't think this is particularly brilliant or a good omen.

(wrote the same thing yesterday: http://www.maccouch.com/2012/11/microsoft-weve-sold-40-million-wind... )

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RE[2]: Not impressive
by lucas_maximus on Wed 28th Nov 2012 19:35 in reply to "RE: Not impressive"
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2009-08-18

TBH I suspect this might be because they are the victim of their own success.

Windows 7 as a Desktop operating system is pretty damn solid and I am pretty sure it is going to be the next Windows XP. TBH, while I am using 8 at home, apart from the Metro UI ... it is very similar on the desktop.

Edited 2012-11-28 19:35 UTC

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