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Microsoft off to a pretty good start

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    Microsoft off to a pretty good start


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    I wouldn't get too excited.

    If that is correct , then all the oems sold 1.5m between them.

    MS has spent allegedly 1.5 bn on the initial campaign - who knows how much since , and if that doesn't include below the line, the spend could be much more . They also have a near mutiny among the oems and have alienated a substantial number of their existing users.

    Was is worth it ?

    I guess we will find out eventually.

    In case you missed it:

    How Microsoft got Windows revenue to go up despite PC sales going down | Technology | guardian.co.uk
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    you do realized that deferred income is income that could not be counted in a previous quarter, right? in other words, last quarter was much better than it was reported. and everyone knew it was deferred income to this quarter because it was reported during the last report but many outlets dismissed the income when they talked about how the last quarter wasn't good.

    so you can't have it both ways. a lot of people knocked last quarter when it was kind of unfair they couldn't report the income. but they knock the quarter now because it had income that they couldn't report the last time.
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    It's interesting how Microsoft got 7 percent of the tablet market share globally in six months, SIX MONTHS! That's a percentage or so every month. At this rate by Windows Blue, it could be at least 10 percent if not 12. A year from now, 20 percent at least. For Windows 8 to actually gain that much ground considering android and ios have saturated device shipments, I say this is pretty, pretty, pretty good!

    I'm actually surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    It's interesting how Microsoft got 7 percent of the tablet market share globally in six months, SIX MONTHS! That's a percentage or so every month. At this rate by Windows Blue, it could be at least 10 percent if not 12. A year from now, 20 percent at least. For Windows 8 to actually gain that much ground considering android and ios have saturated device shipments, I say this is pretty, pretty, pretty good!

    I'm actually surprised.
    This was my thinking too. People want to talk down the platform so badly, but it's doing well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    It's interesting how Microsoft got 7 percent of the tablet market share globally in six months, SIX MONTHS! That's a percentage or so every month. At this rate by Windows Blue, it could be at least 10 percent if not 12. A year from now, 20 percent at least. For Windows 8 to actually gain that much ground considering android and ios have saturated device shipments, I say this is pretty, pretty, pretty good!

    I'm actually surprised.
    This was my thinking too. People want to talk down the platform so badly, but it's doing well.
    Yeah, I figured it would be at most five percent considering some market share data has Windows 8 being only used on like 0.07 percent of the whole share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    It's interesting how Microsoft got 7 percent of the tablet market share globally in six months, SIX MONTHS! That's a percentage or so every month. At this rate by Windows Blue, it could be at least 10 percent if not 12. A year from now, 20 percent at least. For Windows 8 to actually gain that much ground considering android and ios have saturated device shipments, I say this is pretty, pretty, pretty good!

    I'm actually surprised.
    This was my thinking too. People want to talk down the platform so badly, but it's doing well.
    IMO, People who are talking down the platforms are the ones who fell "victims" out of curiosity and were stuck with it (the platform) for some reason.
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    I am not surprised. Given there had been several reports MS had sold about 1.5m, you would hope the oems would sell a lot more than that. I am sure the oems would have hoped so too.

    If your os supplier is also now competing - and selling as many as all the other oems combined - you wouldn't be too delighted, I suspect.

    Mike Dell has decided to try and buy the company back , ( to avoid things getting sticky for him next year, possibly ).

    Ms is kicking in a couple of bn to ensure at least somebody will be shipping windows machines.

    That will delight the other oems too , I am sure.

    Then you have MS paying platform subsidies and slashing the license fess ( perhaps it is retrospective, or at least off the as yet unpaid invoices ), to try and ameliorate the situation.

    I am not convinced paying people to ship your os is an ideal situation.

    Let's hope Jeff Ubben gets the other shareholders together and sorts things out for MS.
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