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Microsoft Has Sold More Than 100M Windows 8 Licenses

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    Tell that to MS.

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    100 million sold

    600 million installed

    sold doesnt mean much...
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    Corporations need to be held to account. There is nothing wrong with questioning figures if you know what's being stated can be interpreted in a number of ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    100 million sold

    600 million installed

    sold doesnt mean much...
    I'm guessing 500 million pirated copies LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    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
    This would be news either way if it were Windows 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    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
    This would be news either way if it were Windows 7.
    With these kind of figures, why do we need Blue/8.1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    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
    This would be news either way if it were Windows 7.
    With these kind of figures, why do we need Blue/8.1?
    There are necessary changes that need to be done as soon as possible versus in three years. Things such as a metro touch focused File Explorer, a PC Settings that is more of a genuine PC Settings versus a condensed down Control Panel, smaller tiles are REALLY needed when you start pinning lots of stuff on the Start Screen (I guess that my current Start Screen with baby tiles would take two and a half screens worth of tiles down to about a full one screen, so less scrolling and more content) better Start Screen personalization (that is NEEDED for sure) and adapting 8 for smaller 8 inch screens to adopt the phablet form factor. It Microsoft did its traditional three year cycle, they would be left behind and irrelevant for sure. They CANNOT do that anymore. They have to be more agile and quicker to changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    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.
    I'm actually trying to talk some of my clients INTO using it... But as you say, they are not looking for new systems or new OS's - Many of them have just bought new systems last year. My target 8 computer are those with Atom processors or the AMD equivalents- Systems that are fast, but the Processors are tiny. These AMD systems, I forget the name of the processors, E-Somethings. the processor is the size of a 386! But they are fast enough for 7 barely - 8 would run great in them.
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    Interesting figures:

    There have been 900 million Android activations, 48 billion app installs to date
    There have been 900 million Android activations, 48 billion app installs to date

    Apple marks 50 billion downloads from the App Store
    Apple marks 50 billion downloads from the App Store
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    I wonder how many of those 50 Billion were Angry Birds? Hehehe
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