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#106 OP spudtrooper

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:43

another factually correct and fanboy free post coming from the one and only MS FUDtrooper, oops I mean Spudtrooper...... :pinch:


Ohhh.. Personal Attacks. Do you feel better about yourself now? Also, you used FUD in the wrong context.. FUD would be all the doom and gloomers who spread "fear" "uncertainty" and "doubt" about the success. 40 million isn't a failure, but hey, you can keep on pretending it is :)


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:53

The MS Investor conference is today and I believe the transcript of the investor conference from last night where this was announced may be over NDA after todays call at 8:00 PST.. Maybe they will have some more numbers for you guys to chew on.

#108 B0mberman

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 18:53

The MS Investor conference is today and I believe the transcript of the investor conference from last night where this was announced may be over NDA after todays call at 8:00 PST.. Maybe they will have some more numbers for you guys to chew on.


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#109 tsupersonic

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 19:02

Interesting, I want to see a 1 year sales of Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 (just the OS, not Surface tablets or anything else). I think early adopters have flocked, but it will have much slower growth overall compared to W7. Good to see people showing interest though!

#110 stockwiz

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 19:16

when they charge such a good price it's to be expected. I myself purchased 3 product keys, looking at a 4th one. Doing that tends to bring pirates out of the woodwork, especially when the workaround to get the upgrade key to install cleanly is so easy. It's a win win for them, they can charge full price to all the honest folk, and still get revenue from people who otherwise wouldn't buy the OS if they had to pay 100 dollars for one product key.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 19:29

Interesting, I want to see a 1 year sales of Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 (just the OS, not Surface tablets or anything else). I think early adopters have flocked, but it will have much slower growth overall compared to W7. Good to see people showing interest though!


I'm just the opposite.. surprised by the initial 40 million and thinking it may actually increase as real devices hit the market - surface pro, later gen atoms, i3/i5/i7 systems and eventually Tegra 4 and more modern generation arm as well as a second generation of hardware (6-9 months down the road as oem's get experience) will just push sales.. I've said it a zillion times, there isn't much supply of tablets/touch screens/all in ones with windows 8 on the market yet really.

#112 Growled

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:46

MS reported vista sales and 7 sales in the same manner. This topic is how 8 sales compare to those. Nobody is saying 40M sales = 40M active W8 users.


Some here do seem to believe that.

#113 AnotherITguy

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:35

Just updated to Windows 8 Pro on the desktop, and yes I did bring back the start menu with Classic shell, and after a few tweaks here and there, I am happy with the upgrade.

#114 Boz

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:11

Some here do seem to believe that.


That was the intent of Microsoft to spin it. Who gives a crap how many licenses are sold if those Windows 8 copies are not on consumer's machines and in use.

They are just spinning and each passing day we are getting more and more information that it's just that.. a spin to hide the real terrible SALES of Windows 8.

I'm going to believe more what OEMs are saying and how bad it is (the same OEMs that actually make a living of selling Windows hardware) rather than Microsoft in this case.

#115 jakem1

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:36

That was the intent of Microsoft to spin it. Who gives a crap how many licenses are sold if those Windows 8 copies are not on consumer's machines and in use.

They are just spinning and each passing day we are getting more and more information that it's just that.. a spin to hide the real terrible SALES of Windows 8.

I'm going to believe more what OEMs are saying and how bad it is (the same OEMs that actually make a living of selling Windows hardware) rather than Microsoft in this case.


I'll look forward to you making the same argument next time Google make a big deal of the number of Android activations ;)

#116 cork1958

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:49

This.

It's easy to sell 40 million of something when you force it on people purchasing a new computer.


That's half of it, but remember, Windows 7 was "forced" on people who bought new machines also. ;)

#117 Dot Matrix

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 13:15

That's half of it, but remember, Windows 7 was "forced" on people who bought new machines also. ;)


This. No one seemed to care then, minus a few XP die hards. I wonder what happened to them. You don't see them around anymore.

#118 Wakers

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 14:04

I can't believe the number of people who are complaining about these sales figures when they are counted in exactly the same way as Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

It's sold well, deal with it.

#119 Stoffel

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 14:06

I can't believe the number of people who are complaining about these sales figures when they are counted in exactly the same way as Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

It's sold well, deal with it.


Doesn't matter if they use the exact same way of showing us these figures as they did with XP, Vista or 7
It's MS and if they can bash them they will. It's much cooler. Ask Boz

#120 BajiRav

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 17:55

I can't believe the number of people who are complaining about these sales figures when they are counted in exactly the same way as Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

It's sold well, deal with it.

or Android for that matter. If you live outside the US, in most markets majority phones are Android. People don't have much choice in smartphones.



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