Billion or so users?
Do not exaggerate, do not "invent" quotes and sources
I thought that there were around 1.2 billion or so Windows users in the world. If Microsoft claims to have sold 100 million Windows 8 licences (which is smoke and mirrors), then there would be 1.1 billion Windows 7 and earlier users with the classic start menu, which is what I think Rickkins meant. As this diagram demonstrates (which indicates just under one billion Windows XP, Vista and 7 users):
Update: Based on 1.4 billion Windows users, that means there are more than 1.2 billion Windows XP, Vista and 7 users in the world.
Last edited by Ray8; 25 May 2013 at 17:04.
I believe Miss Julie agreed to 1.4bn recently, and that is how net applications and statcounter figures translate to 60m win8 installations.
But in Windows 8 and even Server 2012, there are more colorizing options and personalizing options available. There is a better focus on what is a correct Windows UI design (if Aero design in Windows should had rebranded Windows as Chrome since that is obviously the main point with the design theme) meaning, there is less focus on the what surrounds the contents of the window.