Watch Gates' Keynote, 100 million Vista licenses sold

Whether you love him or hate him, you won't want to miss his last CES Keynote, especially with announcements like Microsoft having sold 100 million licences of its latest OS. I know people tend to be extremely forgetful at times like this and probably frantically yelling at their browser to find them the correct links, so I've taken the liberty to plagiarize from my previous newspost because this is important. The pre-show 2008 International CES keynote address will come at 6:30 p.m. PST Sunday, January 6 NOW. Note: If you can't watch the video, the press release is linked below. Enjoy!

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heh... they probably sold those 100 million from OEM.. Now ask Bill Gates out of the 100 million licenses sold how many of those user are actually using vista instead they probably formatted went to Windows XP?

mel00 said,
heh... they probably sold those 100 million from OEM.. Now ask Bill Gates out of the 100 million licenses sold how many of those user are actually using vista instead they probably formatted went to Windows XP?

Last month I've downgraded two PC's from Vista to XP. XP speed is incredible, no annoying Vista's security po-pups and important configuration things are not hidden somewhere deep. I think it will be a while till Vista will run DirectX games at same speed as WinXP.

So, in conclusion Microsoft Windows is (STILL) :

-The Leader.
-The Big Boss.
-The who is on a charge.
-The Big Cheese.
-....

Better luck next time runner-up : Linux and Leotard .

:-P


I can't believe people think it's real cool to be able to play guitar hero without missing it. Go get a real guitar and learn some real music! :p

I wonder if they are going to release xbox 360 with blu-ray... lol

Why would they, Microsoft don't want you to buy physical format discs. Microsoft is working on making online rental more attractive.


now if only it wa available here. owning or renting discs for movies I'll watch only once is so last century

HawkMan said,
Why would they, Microsoft don't want you to buy physical format discs. Microsoft is working on making online rental more attractive.

But we're talking HD movies here. 25 GB downloads? Or whatever the equivalent bitrate needed would be? MS can only do so much until the bandwidth necessary is common. Besides, I don't want to do the job of burning what I've downloaded. There's not much of a choice to keep them on a drive either at their large file sizes, at least not if you want to keep what you buy.

Lucas said,
I can't believe people think it's real cool to be able to play guitar hero without missing it. Go get a real guitar and learn some real music! :pl

Get real! Its a game, they do it for fun.

Next you will say that people should stop playing call of duty and join the army to live a real war?

sanctified said,

Get real! Its a game, they do it for fun.

Next you will say that people should stop playing call of duty and join the army to live a real war?

lol

sanctified said,

Get real! Its a game, they do it for fun.

Next you will say that people should stop playing call of duty and join the army to live a real war?

You totally missed the point but if you want to see it like that. Then do!

sanctified said,

Get real! Its a game, they do it for fun.

Next you will say that people should stop playing call of duty and join the army to live a real war?

lol u owned him.

Lucas said,

Guitar Hero fanboys. :rolleyes:

I don't play Guitar Hero, I play the real guitar. I personally think it's lame to have like a 2 feet stick with a board and buttons on it and pretend to be someone else.

These things always seem so awkward and, despite their best efforts in trying to seem cool, seriously uncool.

As for what they showed off, multi touch thing was interesting but the rest seemed pretty mundane and not all that accessible to most people in the real world.

All concluded nicely with a cringe-worthy ending.

virtorio said,

I can, I did and I would do it again.

Ooh you're good.

But remember. You do not insult Slash. You can pop on that weird girl thinking shes all pimp by playing Guitar Hero, though.

Great keynote overall! That thing that he was holding that could recognize places, etc, looks tight even if its only a concept!

Citrusleak said,
Great keynote overall! That thing that he was holding that could recognize places, etc, looks tight even if its only a concept!

yeah did they ever say what that was called?

honestly, that keynote sucked, it was a bunch of stuff we have seen from them before or stuff others companies have done (like the windows live presentation, google has done all of that already, and like more then a year ago they did it)

rajputwarrior said,
honestly, that keynote sucked, it was a bunch of stuff we have seen from them before or stuff others companies have done (like the windows live presentation, google has done all of that already, and like more then a year ago they did it)

most of the live features have been around a while. and while Google has done "some" of it, I would hardly call it's as intuitive and nicely integrated as MS' stuff.

rajputwarrior said,
honestly, that keynote sucked, it was a bunch of stuff we have seen from them before or stuff others companies have done (like the windows live presentation, google has done all of that already, and like more then a year ago they did it)
I actually agree. I can't recall anything new besides Bill gates box thing which they didn't even show and used a pre recorded demo instead of showing what was on his devices screen. Besides that nothing really of much interest. It was more lively than last year but it also lacked any announcements.

YEah. It was nothing but an MS commercial masquerading as a keynote speech. I stopped watching when the brought out the MILF in the pink dress.

Croquant said,
YEah. It was nothing but an MS commercial masquerading as a keynote speech. I stopped watching when the brought out the MILF in the pink dress.

It's a Microsoft speech! What else would it cover? Maybe Steve Jobs should start doing his Apple keynotes on the Segway scooter or Pop Tarts or something?

What browser? I know it doesn't support Opera at all but Fx and IE should work fine (might have to restart the browser though).

It SHOULD work fine in IE7, but unfortunately it doesn't. I can't seem to get it working in FF nor IE.

xiphi said,
It SHOULD work fine in IE7, but unfortunately it doesn't. I can't seem to get it working in FF nor IE. :(

i'm using IE7 for vista. It looks cool and want to try it

Sony Vaio.. cool..!! ;)
but i missed most of the jokes before the speech..
gonna watch recorded version afterwards..

HawkMan said,
it's not irony, look it up.

He probably saw it as a form of situational irony, as that's about the expectation contradicting the reality. Sure, it misses the target a bit because MS wasn't using Blu-ray drives to present HD-DVD slides on. That would be irony, for example.

lfLASHl said,
sweat watching it now. i love the start of it, everyone using M$ products on it.

That's cute with the little $ sign for an S. Did you think of that?

It's a Microsoft promo, what else would they be using?

100 million??? I find that very hard to believe. They must be counting copies that come pre-installed on new PCs.

Galley said,
100 million??? I find that very hard to believe. They must be counting copies that come pre-installed on new PCs.

Pre-installed is OEM, this says retail. That's bought in a box at the store.

I find that impossible to believe, and that's counting OEM's also, whether they count or not!

Why wouldn't I want to miss this? Already have, I think.

Edit:
Obviously, not live. It's stll working.
Yay!!

cork1958 said,
I find that impossible to believe, and that's counting OEM's also, whether they count or not!

Why wouldn't I want to miss this? Already have, I think, and don't care!

Edit:
Obviously, not live. It's stll working.
Yay!!

Err obviously you're new to streaming media.

EDIT: And obviously you know more about Microsoft's sales than Microsoft.

Swordnyx said,

Err obviously you're new to streaming media.

EDIT: And obviously you know more about Microsoft's sales than Microsoft.

Nope,
Not new to streaming. Just the way the article is titled, it's like it's supposed to be "live." Like only playing at a certain time.

Nope,
Didn't say a thing about knowing more about MS sales than MS, just said "I find it impossible to believe."

Galley said,
100 million??? I find that very hard to believe. They must be counting copies that come pre-installed on new PCs.

I believe they're counting boxes sold to stores that are still sitting on shelves. Gathering dust.
It's the only logical explanation.

I just watched the video and I don't see where they said it was retail sales. Off my head they said that Vista had 100million users.

ALso a sold license is a license whether it's OEM or retail so I'd say based off the keynote they are including OEM.

Croquant said,

I believe they're counting boxes sold to stores that are still sitting on shelves. Gathering dust.
It's the only logical explanation.

The Vista bashing is getting old and dusty, too.

Galley said,
100 million??? I find that very hard to believe. They must be counting copies that come pre-installed on new PCs.

I also don't believe a word of it! 100 MILLION, my sorry arse! Absolute balls!!

Galley said,
100 million??? I find that very hard to believe.

Why? They had already sold 60 million by July. I doubt the 100 million is boxed copies -- this figure probably includes corporate licenses which account for a large chunk of Windows' sales.

And it doesn't matter if it's pre-loaded or not, that is still a sale. You can still get XP pre-loaded on machines, but that is usually special order. Go into a store sometime -- all the desktops are running Vista.

Like GreyWolfSC said, the Vista bashing is getting old. I use it daily. There is NOTHING wrong with Vista. It works perfectly fine. Those of you bashing it have likely never used it for more than 5 minutes, if ever.

GreyWolfSC said,

Pre-installed is OEM, this says retail. That's bought in a box at the store.

i dont recall it sayiong anythign about retail in the keynote.. but i wasnt payign a lot of attention

Woot I'm tuned in! Go Bill!

EDIT: My experiences: I thought that video at the beginning was hilarious! The brick thing that tells you when people owe you money and when a prisoner escaped from Folsom looks pretty cool too. The rest= so and so. Where's the Xbox "Ultimate"? Maybe they were hiding it cause HD-DVD took a beating right before the show. Or maybe it's BS.

swandike said,
I tell you what gates lying. He got no 100mill license sold. He just wants his shares to spike so he can cash it away

how do you know more about how many sales MS has than MS does...it may be hard to believe but you have to consider all the PCs sold that had vista pre-installed, the end user may have rolled back to XP but its still a license sold