website statistics

This is definitely an impressive figure, but not ground-breaking yet, given the 1.25 billion user base of Windows operating system.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

Despite the rather mild response of analysts and critics towards Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, it seems to have taken off on a good start. According to the figures revealed by Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, the company has sold 4 million copies in 4 days, since the release of the OS on Friday.


Windows 8

That is definitely an impressive figure, but not ground-breaking yet. Four million copies in 4 days essentially means that the opening week is continuing at a rate of one million copies per day. That figure may sound huge but it is really tiny when compared to Microsoft’s overall user base, which has reached 1.25 billion users lately.

However, I would not be surprised if Windows 8 sales got better in the coming days. The reason why I think this so is simple – with the new interface and all new looks, many users of earlier Windows versions are wary of switching to Windows 8. They are waiting on users who have already purchased the OS to give their feedback. Once they have sufficient ratings or reviews which praise Windows 8, these users may finally make the switch to Windows 8. So, while we have seen a strong start for Windows 8 in terms of sales, we are yet to see that billion-strong user base shuffling its feet.

Steve Ballmer had earlier claimed that within one year, Windows 8 will be used by 400 million users. That claim may sound right given Windows is used by more than a billion users. But that greatly depends on the initial response of the users towards Windows 8. So far, the response has been fairly positive.

Courtesy: AllThingsD

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Should You Upgrade To Windows 8? Why Or Why Not?

Sandy Knocks Down HuffPost, Gawker And Some Other Websites
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On October 31, 2012(3 years, 7 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

If you're still struggling to take selfie on iPhone then check it out to know how to take photos from far using iPhone's headset as a remote.
Even if your iPhone is locked, people can reply from the lock screen. Check out, how to turn off the quick reply message from locked screen.
Have you forgot Apple ID password or having trouble signing in? Check out this tutorial to reset the password.
Even if iPhone is muted, still Siri's voice is loudly chime. Now you can change the setting to silence Siri using your iPhone's mute switch.
Check out how to teach Siri about nicknames and relationships of the important people in your life in order to make your life easier.
Has your iPhone suddenly turned black & white? Check out this tutorial to know possible reasons & how to fix iPhone screen with few taps.
Check out this tutorial to download FREE movies and TV Shows streaming Showbox app and install it on your Android smartphone or tablet.
Parental Controls allows you to put restrictions on apps or content that can or can not be used by anyone else on your Apple iPhone or iPad.
If you want to print from iPhone without using any computer, check this out to connect and print wirelessly right from the Apple device.
Using Siri, anyone can bypass the Passcode even if iPhone or iPad is locked. Check out this to know how you can disable Siri on lock screen.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook