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Microsoft's own numbers show Windows 8 sales falling rapid

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    Microsoft's own numbers show Windows 8 sales falling rapid


    Microsoft's own numbers show Windows 8 sales falling rapidly

    Microsoft says it's sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses to date, but its officially reported monthly sales are falling off precipitously
    If you're skeptical about Microsoft's numbers, you might want to contemplate how bad the Windows 8 activation rate really is.
    Think we will ever see this number? LOL

    Microsoft's own numbers show Windows 8 sales falling rapidly | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld

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    If you accept the 100m for 6mths, factor in xmas bonanza, low intro price - it doesn't look good in relative terms.

    You could take a wild stab to generously extrapolate that to 200m over 12mths.

    Weren't there projections from IDC etc of around 320m pc's to be sold in 2013. Ballmer himself was hoping for 500m.

    MS are going to have to do something quite significant to get it going.

    I don't think tinkering around with windowing metro apps., or being able to open more than one app at a time is going to do it.
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    If they don't address customer gripes and ignore them in Windows 8.1 I expect the numbers to fall further.
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    A free on-line service that would automatically fix any problem you are having with your computer would boost sales.
    Of course, it'll never happen.

    Are you reading this Microsoft ? Get the ball rolling. Thank you.
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    New thread - maybe they are doing it now:

    https://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...tml#post229679
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    Reading this 'news' forum is like watching the american Fox news channel: terrifying and hilarious all at once.
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    I have always thought it hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    Reading this 'news' forum is like watching the american Fox news channel: terrifying and hilarious all at once.
    Nah, everyone knows fox noise is actually a parody of the various news networks. It's gotta be.
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    Fox Spews is no real news at all. Reading this News forum is more like reading "The Onion" - Which if it gets hacked, you can't tell!
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    Lol Weapon, I was thinking the exact same thing.. The Onion!!

    "The sony stupid box thing that doesnt work" Omg hilarious!
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