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Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:20
Chief Marketing and Financial Officer for Windows opened up the Credit Suisse Annual Tech conference with the news that Windows 8 has sold 40 million licenses so far.
Can we stop the foolish debate of it being a flop now? thanks! would appreciate getting back to talking about fun stuff!
Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:30
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:53
Yes, we don't really know exactly what "licenses sold" includes and does not. Sold to consumers? Sold to channel? Includes licenses grandfathered in through volume license agreements. I've asked Microsoft to see if officials will clarify. If they do, I'll add an update here.
And the official word from a spokesperson: "We have nothing more to share."
Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:01
Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:02
There are already 4x more PCs running Windows 8 than there are running Linux.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:19
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:33
6. Their claim doesn't make sense in terms of actual users using windows 8 when you actually look at facts like browsing stats like here http://www.w3counter...globalstats.php . At 40 million copies of windows sold you would think that stats would show more than 0.39 percent usage in browsing. Especially when you realize that Windows 8 web usage was 0.30 percent prior to release, which was public preview and after release that web usage percentage jumped only 0.09 percent.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:38
It's everyone's tricks. But you know the current version of Windows will sell, it's the de facto standard and will be on all new PCs sold. I hope the sales are true, the more units actually being used by consumers, the more pressure for Microsoft to get the lead out finishing the thing off.
From the zdnet link:
Sounds like Microsoft is up to their old tricks to me.