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swa66 - 10:30 pm on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Guess this is slowly going too far OT - feel free to moderate it away for all I care.
Actually, that's incorrect. Windows 8 sales are 'on par' with Windows 7 90 days in, with more than 60 million licenses sold.
Let's wait and see. I'm stil convinced 8 will turn out to be the next me and vista.
The sales figures need to explained though:
computer makers started much sooner to "ship" 8 than they ever did. But I'm still seeing new PC with 7 pre-installed on them, the 7 downgrade rights right there and a set of DVDs to "upgrade" to 8 in the box. I'm sure it's used as a 7 machine for years to come, while msft will count it as a sale for 8.
the widely announced price hike of upgrades to 8 will probably have resulted in people buying the upgrade in order to have it if and when they are ready to install.
Anyway that's the only way I can see why there's so little installed base of 8 so far without accusing them of inflating sales figures by other means (there are numerous: e.g. do you count stock at a reseller as a sold copy?)