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#31 BajiRav

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 21:49

Selling licenses does not make 8 a better OS imo

(this is not directed at you)
First it was: Nobody is going to buy Windows 8...it will be a disaster
Microsoft: Windows 8 sold 4M upgrades in first weekend
Then: How many were OEM? (4M upgrades you dumbass)
Then: Windows 8 fails internal projections
Microsoft: Windows 8 sells 40M in first month
Then: but Windows 7 is still fastest selling - Windows 8 is a FAIL! or These are OEM sales and sitting on shelves
blah blah

This is beyond funny.


#32 Wakers

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 21:51

So if it sold about the same number of licenses as Windows 7 did in the first month, how come the adoption rate is so much lower? :huh:


I'd imagine there's a large amount of people who bought the license at the ridiculously good upgrade price just so they have it for later.

#33 vetneufuse

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 21:52

(this is not directed at you)
First it was: Nobody is going to buy Windows 8...it will be a disaster
Microsoft: Windows 8 sold 4M upgrades in first weekend
Then: How many were OEM? (4M upgrades you dumbass)
Then: Windows 8 fails internal projections
Microsoft: Windows 8 sells 40M in first month
Then: but Windows 7 is still fastest selling - Windows 8 is a FAIL! or These are OEM sales and sitting on shelves
blah blah

This is beyond funny.


but as it stands right now windows 7 is still the fastest selling OS, that doesn't mean Win8 is doing bad

#34 Wakers

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 21:56

One of the main reasons that Windows 7 sold so well was because of Vista being poor for anyone not on a mid-high end rig and XP being obsolete.

Obviously Windows 7 is still a fantastic operating system, so there isn't that desperation to upgrade to something better for most people. Especially when the new OS took a pretty undeserved beating from certain cretinous IT "pros" who react to change (in an ever changing industry) like someone who suffers from a nut allergy taking a bath in peanut butter.

#35 OP spudtrooper

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 21:59

HEY PEOPLE, NO ONE SAID WINDOWS 7 WAS BAD.

We're just saying millions of people like Windows 8 - contrary to the vocal minority who wanted it to fail.

#36 Tom

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:01

Pretty decent numbers. The ultimate test will be whether the numbers stay consistent moving forward.
Also, do these numbers include all the Surface tablets? The numbers are a little less impressive if it does (PC-wise).


Nope.

#37 +AJerman

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:02

Can we lol at Thurrott now? Pretty please?

I've been loling at Thurrott for years now. Join the party.

Oh, and just to **** you guys off more, Windows 8 is garbage!! :laugh:

#38 BajiRav

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:06

but as it stands right now windows 7 is still the fastest selling OS, that doesn't mean Win8 is doing bad

right - my point being that some people will claim Windows 8 a disaster no matter what and that they have been proven wrong consistently at regular intervals.
example:
http://www.neowin.ne...t__p__595352932

#39 HoochieMamma

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:06

I would be seriously surprised if it DIDN'T get this many sales at such a low price. Correct me if I'm wrong but 7 never sold for that low. People would have updated for the hell if it when getting a new laptop.

#40 BajiRav

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:09

I would be seriously surprised if it DIDN'T get this many sales at such a low price. Correct me if I'm wrong but 7 never sold for that low. People would have updated for the hell if it when getting a new laptop.

I will correct you because you are wrong.

Windows 7 had free upgrades if you bought a PC after June, Windows 8 actually has $15 (i.e. Windows 8 is costlier)
Windows 7 had $50 promotional price, Windows 8 has $40 (not much difference OR 20% cheaper in Apple style to make it look larger)
Windows 7 had $150 family promotion much after launch, Windows 8 has none like that.
Windows 7 had a "full" version for sale, Windows 8 doesn't have it.

etc. etc.

#41 mram

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:15

Windows 7 took 3 months to sell 60 million licenses. Windows 8 took 1 month to sell 40 Million.. i'm not sure HOW YOU can spin that as bad or "vista" like.


Where are you getting your numbers from?

Windows 7 cost 3 times as much as Windows 8 (edit: at it's highest possible price point) and the adoption rate was faster and higher by a significant margin.

If you're going to spout unsourced nonsense, well, you get what you give.

#42 BajiRav

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:16

Anyone can get windows 8 for only $15, i did, Couldn't do the same for windows 7.

Anyone can pirate anything, doesn't count.

#43 OP spudtrooper

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:16

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#44 Luis Mazza

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:18

I will correct you because you are wrong.

Windows 7 had free upgrades if you bought a PC after June, Windows 8 actually has $15 (i.e. Windows 8 is costlier)
Windows 7 had $50 promotional price, Windows 8 has $40 (not much difference OR 20% cheaper in Apple style to make it look larger)
Windows 7 had $150 family promotion much after launch, Windows 8 has none like that.
Windows 7 had a "full" version for sale, Windows 8 doesn't have it.

etc. etc.


Windows 7 had free upgrades, it doesn't seem people are rushing for a Windows 8 upgrade.
Windows 7 at $50 promotional price? Never saw that, really. I guess you'd have to really look for someone who got this price.
Windows 7 family pack was never available in Brazil, for instance... nor promotional prices. It actually used to cost over $ 120,00 (upgrade) and $240 equivalent and I really believe Brazil is not the only country with such a high prices.
Windows 7 was very pirated, because it was very expensive.

So... It may be selling 40 million, but those numbers are financially much, much lower than Windows 7 or even Vista numbers, as those $40 discount prices are actually everywhere in world right now, not only in the US.

#45 OP spudtrooper

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:23

Windows 7 had free upgrades, it doesn't seem people are rushing for a Windows 8 upgrade.
Windows 7 at $50 promotional price? Never saw that, really. I guess you'd have to really look for someone who got this price.
Windows 7 family pack was never available in Brazil, for instance... nor promotional prices. It actually used to cost over $ 120,00 (upgrade) and $240 equivalent and I really believe Brazil is not the only country with such a high prices.
Windows 7 was very pirated, because it was very expensive.

So... It may be selling 40 million, but those numbers are financially much, much lower than Windows 7 or even Vista numbers, as those $40 discount prices are actually everywhere in world right now, not only in the US.


MS will more than makeup for any discounts because of the store providing long residual revenue.. (as well as selling more MSDN subscriptions, more people looking into Azure services, Office services so on and so forth)

I don't think you realize just how big of a deal this is..



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