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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:09
Posted 08 January 2013 - 22:43
Posted 08 January 2013 - 23:49
I'd love to know this too
Not to take away from this, but I wonder how many 7 licenses were sold during the period 8 has been out. As some of these licenses are OEM, I wonder how many people have replaced 8 with 7.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:27
Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:28
For example, NPD Group said in late November that the new OS had gotten off to a "slow start" among consumers.
Asked about this, Reller said that Windows 8 has been meeting Microsoft's sales expectations all along, and that the high level of demand specifically for touch devices with the new OS has "surprised a lot of people."
Unfortunately, that caused an initial shortage of such devices. "Frankly, the supply was too short," she said at the event which was held at the CES show in Las Vegas and where she answered questions from a JP Morgan analyst.
There were other distribution issues. "There was some misalignment between where products were distributed and where the demand was," she said.
Microsoft made adjustments, and is still making them, she said. Many Windows 8 tablets running x86 chips are just starting to hit the market, while some tablets running Windows RT -- the Windows 8 version fo ARM chips -- didn't get the type of distribution "that would have been ideal," she said.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:36
Must be nice to have a monopoly.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:38
monopoly - exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices.
Make a product that everyone wants to use, not one that is forced on you, = monoploy..? How is it Microsoft's fault the competition sucks (linux) and doesn't care to cater to the needs of corporate (apple) ?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:43
Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:46
Its pretty easy to sell when EVERY SINGLE NEW computer/tablet/notebook has a license. Doesn't mean its popular by any means, just forced on you.
No one asked these question when 7 was out because it was so much better than the previous version, people wanted it without question.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:50
If you ask me, people are pretty accepting of 8, too.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:55
I have to disagree with you. Every windows 8 thread I've read has had a 50/50 spit.
I wouldn't call that pretty accepting
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:00
It's nice that the above comments are all the haters have to resort to now