Microsoft: 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold In One Month

Microsoft released Windows 8 on October 26 with grand ceremony. Although a complete revamp of earlier Windows operating systems, Windows 8 adoption rate was slower than expected in the first month. Now, we have some solid figures to measure its success. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the first month.

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On November 27, Tami Reller, Microsoft’s new co-chief of the Windows division, said in a presentation, “The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far.”

The figure may not be as big as Microsoft had expected, but it is still a big number. One thing is still unclear though. What did Reller mean exactly by saying “licenses sold”? Has it been sold to consumers, or sold to channels? If the numbers combine licenses sold to vendors, then the actual number of users with Windows 8 licenses will not be as good as Microsoft claimed. However, if the number considers the licenses activated so far, then it is indeed a modest start.

If you are still not sure, whether you should upgrade to Windows 8 or not, then read our article “Should You Upgrade To Windows 8? Why Or Why Not?

Source : Windows Blog

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