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Microsoft Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses in First Month

Maximum PC: "Last we heard, Microsoft had sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in the first three days of availability. A month on, the Redmond-based tech giant claims to have sold as many as 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Further, Windows 8 is said to be outpacing its predecessor in terms of upgrades."

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newsguy1255d ago

That number seems like a lot but this is an interesting foot note: "But Net Applications’ data tells a different story. According to the web metrics firm’s desktop operating system market share data, Windows 8 only accounts for around 1.20% of all desktop-based web traffic. In stark contrast, its predecessor had managed to touch 4% percent in just three weeks of availability."

adorie1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

It could be that people are going back to 7 after trying 8 out.

A friend of mine who couldn't care any less about the details (fanboy for companies) went back to Win7 64 bit, cause he didn't like Metro. I didn't know much about the OS at the time, So I couldn't tell him that he could install the classic shell, or so I have read somewhere on the internet.