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Windows 8 swells to 2.7% of OS market

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Soon enough, even Balmer will have to acknowledge that they have gone too far.
    I wouldn't hold my breath.
    It'll might happen after Windows 10 has been released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Soon enough, even Balmer will have to acknowledge that they have gone too far.
    I wouldn't hold my breath.
    It'll might happen after Windows 10 has been released.
    Looks like Dads Army wields a lot of power.
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  3. #93


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    I found this, it is not as good as Windows 7 but shows Windows 8 sales really are not that horrible.

    Microsoft's Windows 8 sales are big -- just not big enough - Jan. 24, 2013
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    It's the sales figures that will wield all the power and they aren't looking good at the moment. Soon enough, shareholders will be asking WTF? Then Balmer will have a song and dance in front of him. Good thing he's had a lot of practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Looks like Dads Army wields a lot of power.
    "Don't panic Captain Mainwaring!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post

    I found this, it is not as good as Windows 7 but shows Windows 8 sales really are not that horrible.

    Microsoft's Windows 8 sales are big -- just not big enough - Jan. 24, 2013
    The problem is, the graph that's shown for Windows 8 does not reflect Windows 8 sales, merely combined sales from when Windows 8 was released. The sales figure would clearly include Windows 7 licences pre-installed on PCs. The actual Windows 8 sales figures may be very low indeed, especially since Microsoft has been very quiet in this regard.

    This related story makes interesting reading: Windows 8 is Microsoft's biggest gamble yet - Oct. 25, 2012.

    Microsoft's financial success with Windows going forward might well be measured in apps, as much or more than traditional operating system sales. That's a radical break from how the company has operated for decades.

    Here's the catch: If Windows app development doesn't skyrocket, Microsoft's master plan is at risk.

    "Microsoft will fail if it cannot convince developers to adopt Windows for future development quickly, especially for consumer applications," Silver said. "Microsoft is already late. It doesn't have a few more years."
    So Microsoft really is abandoning its traditional userbase? Will the desktop disappear completely
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    I found this, it is not as good as Windows 7 but shows Windows 8 sales really are not that horrible.

    Microsoft's Windows 8 sales are big -- just not big enough - Jan. 24, 2013
    Computerworld (2013-03-01)
    Windows 8 uptake slows for third straight month - Computerworld

    Click image for larger version
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    That is an embarrassing graph and that figure for Windows 8 includes RT.
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    I don't believe you guys are Windows users, I reckon you're hired by Tim Cook to throw a spanner in the works, because he said you couldn't join a Fridge and a toaster.
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    okay so what are you all saying, people going to switch to apple? I mean eventually people will have to start buying Windows 8 right?
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