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Ballmer: Windows 8 demand stronger than Windows 7

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Oct 2012 17:12 User comments (5)

Ballmer: Windows 8 demand stronger than Windows 7 Windows 8 demand very strong, claims CEO.
Windows 8 was officially launched to the public on Friday, along with the Surface with Windows RT tablet. There has been speculation about whether Windows 8 will allow Microsoft to dive into the tablet market - which is dominated by Android and iOS - while also keeping the good ole PC user happy.

If you are to believe Microsoft's chief Steve Ballmer, then all is A-OK so far.

"We're seeing preliminary demand well above where we were with Windows 7, which is gratifying," Ballmer said during an event to unveil Windows Phone 8, on Monday.

"Over the weekend we saw an incredible response around the globe to Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface."

Seeing stronger demand for Windows 8, if true, is a great sign for Microsoft, given that Windows 7 has been its best selling Windows revision in its history. More than 670 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold by Microsoft in the three years that the operating system has been available.

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5 user comments

130.10.2012 1:22

Obviously, Mr. B is smoking much better cigarettes than I. I endured the torture of 2 weeks of beta. My Doberman best describes it: bow-wow.

230.10.2012 1:57

Wow smoking i think he's smoking much more then cig's my friends


330.10.2012 9:09

I think he needs a needle for what he is using.

430.10.2012 10:31

Oh people are demanding it alright. Demanding they change it back to what we all recognize as a desktop OS. Not some mutant tablet hybrid that doesn't make sense.


Oh and am I the only one that's tried to swipe the windows 8 tiles and realized they didn't know wtf they were doing?

530.10.2012 12:59

I think he's F.O.S. but for all those ragging on it, your credibility has been lost.

While the Start menu (Metro) is most beneficial to those with touchscreens, it is equally cool as is even without. And....gimme a break you haters/nay sayers........It's only the Start menu. Still have regular desktop, still have normal folders and libraries.

Learn German and,

"Kwicherbichin"

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