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Windows 8 Sales are actually Amazing - 40 million sold


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#406 Growled

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:40

Don't have a horse in this race but with regards to desktops, the number of Macs Apple has been selling and Linux are passing itches on the butt of Windows. They are totally insignificant on the desktop. That will remain unchanged unless Microsoft really screws up. I would have though that impossible, but however unlikely, it is possible. In a theoretical sense ;)


Naw, I don't see anything changing in the short term. People will complain about the new Windows, and a lot maybe not buy it, but computers last a long time and they'll just wait for a version they do like to purchase. Too much work on Windows that don't work on other platforms. The only platform that might overcome Windows sometime in the future is the Internet.


#407 bigmehdi

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:39

I think the true measurement of windows 8 success, would be how much apps are sold through windows store.
I believe, Microsoft would even offer windows 8 for free, if it was sure that lot of apps would be sold online. It's a long term business plan.

#408 Irreversible_transformatio

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 14:44

I think the true measurement of windows 8 success, would be how much apps are sold through windows store.
I believe, Microsoft would even offer windows 8 for free, if it was sure that lot of apps would be sold online. It's a long term business plan.


,yeah,they have to sell 150 $ worth of apps to get the same amount of money that one Win licence can make.

Considering that the appstore doesn't has any convincing title, and actually the biggest PC content delivery platform migrating from the windows it has quite slim chance.

But not a problem, in the meantime the xbox business will growth,and will eat away the small leftover of the home pc business.

I can't imagine better strategy than the one followed by the MS to lose the customer segment completely.

#409 Irreversible_transformatio

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 14:54

. Every single consumer product MS has made, except the XBOX, as been a massive failure. They wouldn't be silly enough to gamble that hard on the future of Windows, one of their major cash cows.


The Xbox was a market failure.
They managed to create a moderately successful product from it for third trial (with the Kinect, designed by the ex Nintendo Rare :D ) but in the meantime they lost a few (uncounted) billion.

And when they captured the second (third) place then the complete market started to implode.

#410 Growled

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:45

Have they ever recouped all of that spent money? I've never heard.

#411 PGHammer

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 23:52

Shh...don't bring in facts (which I've done before) as it won't be well received.

The next comment will be something along the lines of...well that was just a single source, most actually were very receptive.

You'll ask for a source, and they will instead get huffy and get ****ed off.


However since I've now posted that the next thing they'll do will be an attempt to ridicule me instead for having posted this...under the guise of hating me for being 'all-knowing' and such a 'braggart'.

However since I've posted that....well I'll let that response be a surprise. ;)


Shane, the uproar over NT SP4 was one I was involved with - primarily answering the gripes of those that complained about it before going back for more LAN training (getting CompTIA Network+ certified in 2000 - I already qualified for both CNA and A+ via fieldwork/CLEP). The big to-do about Service Pack 4 (Windows NT) had to do with IE 4 - because of code-sharing by Windows Explorer and IE, IE 4 was a *requirement*. Never mind that you still didn't have to use IE - and never mind that SP4 was also being pushed by Microsoft competitor Novell because the IE 4 requirement addressed a nasty bug browsing Netware LAN shares in Explorer - techs were getting whacked by higher-ups over this requirement. When I was off for that certification, the story about SP4 had followed me to classwork - and I was pleasantly surprised to find that my instructor - like me, he had a grounding in the field before going into teaching, which is, in fact, par for the course for community colleges - had the same feeling about it I did (mountain out of molehill). Some folks enjoy creating them.

#412 BajiRav

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:32

Have they ever recouped all of that spent money? I've never heard.

I think it was announced a few years ago that the Xbox division itself is making money and is in the black although I am not sure if that counts the RROD charge and money lost on the original Xbox.