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Microsoft Has Sold More Than 100M Windows 8 Licenses

  1. #11


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    Those figures are bad - even tho they come from MS.

    The upside is - MS may be doing a U turn - that is a good thing.
    There is no shame in responding to the customers.
    On the contrary, it is the right thing to do.

    Full story here:

    https://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...ight-soon.html

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Those figures are bad - even tho they come from MS.

    The upside is - MS may be doing a U turn - that is a good thing.
    There is no shame in responding to the customers.
    On the contrary, it is the right thing to do.

    Full story here:

    https://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...ight-soon.html
    Again, I'm convinced that most people are indifferent about windows 8's new UI. They neither like it or dislike it. Just load the new OS onto new laptops and people will still buy them.

    Most people are tech illiterates. They will use whatever you give them.

    Only a hand full of people care either way whether there is a start button or not.

    Added by edit.

    I suspect that the reason for low 8 sales is they topped out with windows 7. When vista came out, people still thought xp was amazing so most people just keep on living without upgrading. By the time windows 7 came along, xp was already too old and that's why there was a sharp increase in people upgrading to windows 7.

    I am convinced that we're seeing the same thing here. Windows 7 is still fresh in most people's minds, so there's no hurry to upgrade to 8. It will be the next OS, either 8.1 or 9, that will see a sharp increase in sales.
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    MS have decided different.

    They have decided the os needs to be significantly different for people to buy it.

    “We can always count on MS to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.”
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The word in this case is "Sold." It really doesn't matter if you are one of the people who have bought one of these licenses (or more than one), it still goes on the books whether you use them or not you still put out cash for the software thus Microsoft can say they sold you this OS.
    Exactly. Get tied of the "but what does sold mean" argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS have decided different.

    They have decided the os needs to be significantly different for people to buy it.

    “We can always count on MS to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.”
    It's just a PR stunt. Big corporations like MS never listen to user input. And I mean never. The reason is simple. They only look at the big numbers, the big picture. They don't care about what you think.

    The start button is a fictional problem. Only a hand full of techies care either way. To date, everyone I know that have recently bought a laptop with windows 8 doesn't care either way. Most people don't care. You would think that if this is such a widespread problem that that I'd be able to find one live person who has windows 8 and hates it. Just counting the people I can see and touch (not from the internet), I'm the only one that really likes windows 8. I know of no one that hates it. Everyone else is indifferent about it.

    Just how many people aside from the internet do you know that actually hates windows 8? I'm willing to bet none. This is a manufactured problem. It's fictional. This is a case of a few loud mouths making people believe they represent the majority.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    All this really means is that there are 100 Million Windows 8 MACHINES gathering dust on the shelves of Worst Buy, Radio Shack, and in the vast vaults of CompUSA/Tigerdirect and NewEgg.com.

    This same thing was said about Vista, that an inordinate amount of copies had been sold. Funny, I didn't notice back then that 3 in 4 systems had Vista on them, which is what that amount of sales would be reflected as. Apple iPhone 5's are only 40 Million in sales, yet 1 in 4 people have iPhones and 2 in 4 iPh9one iusers have iPhone 5s. So how can an item that sold only a mere 40 million units or copies be more visible than one that has only sold over 100 million? We should be swimming in Windows 8 disks by this account, ironic then that I have yet to see even ONE real Windows 8 "copy" anywhere I see Windows 8? Because they are not giving the actual disks with the PCs that have it installed.

    But at the stores, I see rows and rows of poor unsold Windows 8 machines. This is the fallacy of Microsoft - They equate a machine that has had Windows 8 Preinstalled as a "Sale" of Windows 8. In a way it is a sale, cos HP and Acer bought bulk Windows 8 Licences. But it far from means there are actually 100 million Windows 8 Platters flopping around in our DVD drives, much less people who have BOUGHT it. I'd say, it's more around 20 million. MS Pi$$es me off with this cack, they did it BIG time with Vista to "Prove" to us it was not as much as a dog as it was and is. But in reality, you see mroe Vista machines being tossed in the garbage with Vista still in it - Working machines. This is where I get a lot of my machines, two of them were just sitting on the side of the road.
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  7. #17


    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Again people like to play with verbiage. Why, because they feel it will help state their point in a way that will help people believe what they have to say is real/true.

    Example: I go into such and such store and see rolls and rolls of unsold win 8 computers. Now lets use Apple computer stores for an example of this; Apple will have iMacs and Macbooks on display for people to play around with so that the possible buyer can get a feel for what they will be paying for. Now Apple is not going to sale the display models they are there specifically for the possible buyer to demo. The actual computer that a buyer is going to pay for is going to come from the storeroom.

    So if you go into a such and such store to buy a Win 8 computer you will find the same situation. The display models are there for the customer to demo before buying.

    Question: would you buy one of those computers that are sitting in all those rolls knowing that someone as been demoing them (not sure how it has been treated)? = NO WAY!!!!!!!!
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  8. #18


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Good Point, but in each of the stores where I saw said rows, these were not Demo models, they were all for sale.
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    I expect there is a lot of stock hanging around.

    This evening I found another person irl who has tried 8. He can't stand it. That is 3 out of 3.

    I am still trying more who have actually had a machine with 8 on it. If I look long enough, I might find the exception that proves the rule.

    Most people I know haven't tried it - either because they use macs - or because they aren't looking for a new laptop. Of course, those people don't care.
    Last edited by SIW2; 07 May 2013 at 18:04.
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  10. #20


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    This thread is funny. The general theme of the posts is like; 'Microsoft sold 100,000,000 licences. Here's why that's unbelievably, totally terrible'

    lol
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