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: Pathetic
by zima on Tue 4th Dec 2012 13:06 UTC in reply to "Pathetic"
zima
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That's already more than desktop Linux... and will likely quickly surpass all versions of OSX combined (just like the "failure" Vista did)

Most of what those 7 Billion do have is either a home phone, cell phone or a combo. So it's not like people don't need things, they do. Just not Windows, if given the choice.

Windows is on most of the ~1.3 billion PCs out there, utilised by most of the ~2 billion PC users; also pirated ( http://www.osnews.com/permalink?543832 ), people want it. BTW, "home phones" are available to minority of human population; PCs (whatever the OS) similarly available only to a minority.

Edited 2012-12-04 13:06 UTC

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