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Windows 8 Sales are actually Amazing - 40 million sold

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You're gonna have to pry Win7 from my cold dead hands. I'll consider Windows 9. It'll probably be Windows 8 PLUS! (You see what I did there?)

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What you call hate is all about reality and arguments. But all of your, say... love, is all about fanboism and promoting a distortion field.

Yup what you say is reality and arguments and what I say is fanboyism and RDF - did I get that right?

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I got two W7 for 50? each, it was an official offer right before launch in Germany. Though you had to be quick, numbers were limited.

And financially you have to consider that MS gets all the money when they sell an upgrade online. Don't underestimate how much retailers and suppliers keep for themselves when you pay 100$ in a store.

Good point.

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To re-quote zdnet's Mary J Foley quote of MS.

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Without acknowledging directly the critics -- including yours truly -- who've found Windows 8 less than intuitive, Reller said that users are finding Windows 8 "easy to understand and embrace." She said users are exploring Windows 8 and enjoying learning it, from Day 1.

Based on customer feedback and information gathered by Microsoft's customer support organization, "We do know that customers do, indeed, 'get' the product," she said.

She said that over 90 percent of those purchasing Windows 8 and Windows RT devices are using the Charms on Day one. (Charms are the icons that provide search, sharing and other basic functions that can be found by swiping in from the right on a Windows 8/Windows RT device.) She said they are using search between two to three times a day every time they are on their devices. And she played up Microsoft's data that found more than half of the users are using the Windows Store on their first day.

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People are enjoying Windows 8 by and large.

"She said that over 90 percent of those purchasing Windows 8 and Windows RT devices are using the Charms on Day one. (Charms are the icons that provide search, sharing and other basic functions that can be found by swiping in from the right on a Windows 8/Windows RT device.) She said they are using search between two to three times a day every time they are on their devices."

Well no sh*t Sherlock, of course people are using Charms > Search - They removed the start menu, how else are people supposed to search for anything installed on their machine ?

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Yup what you say is reality and arguments and what I say is fanboyism and RDF - did I get that right?

I don't think I should do it, but here it goes:

THE WORLD IS ALL ABOUT MONEY,

dear. :)

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OEM Licences? or Retail

This.

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

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Chief Marketing and Financial Officer for Windows <snip>

Aaaand that's where I stopped reading. Talk about bias...

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I think Windows 8 is too big to fail. With OEM's shipping Windows 8 machines out without a Windows 7 downgrade option and hardware vendors introducing items that are specific to the new OS, most of us will have Windows 8 on our machines at one point or another before Windows 9 or "the next version of Windows that doesn't suck." The deck is stacked in their favor. Not to mention it is significantly cheaper then Windows 7. Microsoft is actually spending a boat load of money to show and tell people and organizations that Windows 8 doesn't suck. That right there tells you something ....

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It's amazing that when it comes to MS some people just have to be negative all the time

40mil in a month is a good deal, no matter how you look at it.

And for those of you who are saying it's copies sold to OEM's, well they presented the numbers for Win7 the same way and you didn't hear people complain about that number. Win7 was a succes

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Seems no matter what it is, you can find some article out there that contradicts, leads or sway's reader opinion. Was just reading a thread elsewhere showing articles stating how poorly Windows 8 is doing with consumers...it's mostly in the wording. Like here it's PC sales that use Windows 8 OS and consensus of consumer opinions as apposed to OP which is License sales which in itself is more MS number games like govt officials do with unemployment numbers. Media and fanboi's love to spin stuff about ..well everything, from politics to video cards. Amazes me everytime.

So basically, MS is making money themselves. However OEM sales are way below expectation and consumer's feel confused. According to various articles depending what number from who's calculator you look at. makes sense.

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My boat is bigger then my neighbors so there.........

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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!

Assassins Creed III sold 3.5 million in its first week but it's a crap game, just because Windows 8 sells a lot doesn't make it good ... don't get me started on the call of duty series ...

Also is this OEM licences or Retail?

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Can't believe you guys are *still* trying to turn this into negative news. It doesn't matter the license type, the fact is, a sale is a sale.

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Seems like a good start. I'm very surprised, actually.

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this looks like a pretty good start for Windows 8, it may not reach the level of success of Windows 7 but it looks like it will do much better then Vista.

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

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Windows 8 sells 40 million in one month, in the face of competition like ipads,cheap tablets like amazon kindle fires, ****ty economy,**** talking pundits,analysts, bitter mac and android fans, pure incompetence of OEMS who don't even have the real windows 8 hardware out yet, pure incompetence of intel whos having problems getting the clover trail chips out.

Now that is impressive

The market is speaking,and it is saying "who give s a **** about the start menu", we love metro UI,we are buying windows 8 PCs even if the real windows 8 hardware isn't out yet".

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From the zdnet link:

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."

Sounds like Microsoft is up to their old tricks to me.

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There are already 4x more PCs running Windows 8 than there are running Linux.

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There are already 4x more PCs running Windows 8 than there are running Linux.

Provided sales are actually sales. :D

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So let's get something straight.

1. The number is from Microsoft and there is no way to see what they count as "sold licenses"

2. ZDNET article even says that it's very unclear what that really means

3. Windows 8 is shoved on every new computer so consumer really doesn't have a choice really and there is no tangible data what the real world usage is or how many people actually installs any previous Windows version. Sold license is VERY intangible claim and can be anything.

4. There is really no competition for most users, so they have to buy whatever Microsoft pushes.

5. This is by far the cheapest Windows ever (from $15 to $40) it's very clear Microsoft knew they were problems with Windows 8 from the start

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.com/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.

Either something doesn't add up, or Microsoft is full of it.

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Oh and btw, a simple comparison shows again that Microsoft is spinning.

By looking at web usage for windows 7 from the same site I linked. Windows 7 had same percentage of web usage as windows 8 had prior to release at 0.24% but within a month or so of its release it was already at over 2% of web usage, meaning that either something stinks here or Microsoft is blowing smoke up everyone's asses.

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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.

No, the other 99.61 percent of people browsing the web are just afraid of change.

/Sarcasm

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From the zdnet link:

Sounds like Microsoft is up to their old tricks to me.

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.

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