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Windows 8 upgrades hit four million in 3 days

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Oct 2012 15:36 User comments (11)

Windows 8 upgrades hit four million in 3 days Steve Ballmer provides some figures.
The Microsoft chief had previously told of strong demand for Windows 8 (stronger than Windows 7 saw, apparently) since the new Windows revision was released to the public on Friday.

Today, Ballmer revealed that the company has sold four million upgrades for Windows 8, which suggests that there is indeed strong consumer demand for the product, despite some other reports suggesting a more muted reaction to Microsoft's flagship OS.

Ballmer told a meeting of software developers at the company's HQ that "hundreds of millions" of Windows systems will be sold in the next year, and that strong interest has been shown by business users.

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11 user comments

131.10.2012 13:58

I got the cheap upgrade option but man I just can't do it...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

231.10.2012 16:00

Originally posted by dEwMe:
I got the cheap upgrade option but man I just can't do it...
Then you must not be a tech or one whom craves tech because true techs and network peeps just CRAVE new technology and would love to give this a try...........OR ANY NEW OS for that matter.

Yet all you people just keep bitching about Win8. Looks, it's nothing more than just a new START menu. So man up, pipe down and make us techs look good by giving it a try.........

Oh.......and learn German while you're at it......"kwicherbichin"

331.10.2012 16:17

so,in essence,its windows 7 with a new start menu?what if i think the new start menu sucks?should i "man up" and use it anyway?nah,i think 7 without the mickey start menu is gut genug.thats german by the way.

431.10.2012 16:48

Originally posted by aldan:
so,in essence,its windows 7 with a new start menu?what if i think the new start menu sucks?should i "man up" and use it anyway?nah,i think 7 without the mickey start menu is gut genug.thats german by the way.
Man up?? No.........sounds like you should be womaning up with your nonsense and meritless babble.

Don't like it.........DON'T USE IT. Stay technologically stagnant. Still on XP too????

HA HA HA.....sheeple

531.10.2012 17:01

you never cease to amuse me "man".dont stop now.lol.by the way,if you must know im running win7 ultimate 64 bit and linux zorin.i like win7.the jury is out on zorin.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Oct 2012 @ 17:10

631.10.2012 17:06

Herr dumbkoft!


20 Year U.S.Army Veteran.Vietnam 1969-1972 101st Abn.Div.

71.11.2012 9:49

I want to know why Microsoft decided against being able to right click on a file to be able to scan it with security essentials. If Microsoft really wanted people to scan for virusus they would have included that option.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Nov 2012 @ 9:52

81.11.2012 10:17

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by aldan:
so,in essence,its windows 7 with a new start menu?what if i think the new start menu sucks?should i "man up" and use it anyway?nah,i think 7 without the mickey start menu is gut genug.thats german by the way.
Man up?? No.........sounds like you should be womaning up with your nonsense and meritless babble.

Don't like it.........DON'T USE IT. Stay technologically stagnant. Still on XP too????

HA HA HA.....sheeple
What a bunch of crap. The new OS sucks unless you can forego the Metro nonsense but then it is just a modified 7, barely better at best.

Man up, what a joke!

91.11.2012 19:48

Is this not that same quote unquote News they released when Vista was released. And still to this day they will not admit Vista's failure. I believe any numbers we see from Microsoft are going to highly massaged. Their only hope is that people get that technology is leaving me behind, feeling because so many other people are upgrading to Windows 8. While else would anyone want to move to such a restrictive OS environment. Microsoft has made enough developers mad with their whole new development path for programmers. We are to the point everything can be done just as good or better on Linux. No third party developer that has a decent budget writes to Linux and that is the problem with that OS. Here is hoping someone will now, because I am ready to part ways with Microsoft. It is obvious to Microsoft that computer users are to dumb to know what they want to use. So they give us something we don't want and tell us it is good and everybody else is using it, Why aren't you?

103.11.2012 17:07
jamie605
Unverified new user

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by dEwMe:
I got the cheap upgrade option but man I just can't do it...
Then you must not be a tech or one whom craves tech because true techs and network peeps just CRAVE new technology and would love to give this a try...........OR ANY NEW OS for that matter.

Yet all you people just keep bitching about Win8. Looks, it's nothing more than just a new START menu. So man up, pipe down and make us techs look good by giving it a try.........

Oh.......and learn German while you're at it......"kwicherbichin"
oh your just the 8 grand master aren't you? I am tech and I have to say...that the 8 is nice, BUT what is bothering people is the fact that if in a hurry they have to train them selves the new 8 into their head that is all...once you figure out the NAV part it gets easier to use each day...I spent 6 months on this and it is the speed of getting where you need to go fast...so you quit bitching and let it be. We have the right to be bitches and what ever else we want to be...danka.

113.11.2012 17:09
jamie4
Unverified new user

Originally posted by jamie605:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by dEwMe:
I got the cheap upgrade option but man I just can't do it...
Then you must not be a tech or one whom craves tech because true techs and network peeps just CRAVE new technology and would love to give this a try...........OR ANY NEW OS for that matter.

Yet all you people just keep bitching about Win8. Looks, it's nothing more than just a new START menu. So man up, pipe down and make us techs look good by giving it a try.........

Oh.......and learn German while you're at it......"kwicherbichin"
oh your just the 8 grand master aren't you? I am tech and I have to say...that the 8 is nice, BUT what is bothering people is the fact that if in a hurry they have to train them selves the new 8 into their head that is all...once you figure out the NAV part it gets easier to use each day...I spent 6 months on this and it is the speed of getting where you need to go fast...so you quit bitching and let it be. We have the right to be bitches and what ever else we want to be...danka.
oh and I am German!

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