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Microsoft Claims That Windows 8 Is Finally Taking Off...

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    Microsoft Claims That Windows 8 Is Finally Taking Off...


    Windows 8 has never been an exciting product when it comes to sales, with Microsoft trying to cope with an avalanche of criticism for making so many changes in the operating system.

    And still, the Redmond-based tech giant claims that Windows 8 is now posting accelerating momentum, just ahead of the 8.1 RTM launch scheduled to take place in October.

    While no clear specifics have been provided, the company says that the number of activations is growing up, which is actually an indication that more people are now making the move to Windows 8.

    “As we ramp up toward general availability of Windows 8.1, we’re seeing accelerating momentum with Windows 8. Windows 8 PCs were in demand for back to school and we saw a bump in activations (or new PCs coming online) and Net Apps data released earlier this month confirmed this bump between July and August,” Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc said in a blog post.
    Microsoft Claims That Windows 8 Is Finally Taking Off Ahead of 8.1 RTM Launch

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    The propaganda machine is in full force... Surely they don't really believe what they are reporting when the actual numbers paint a totally different picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acr731 View Post
    The propaganda machine is in full force... Surely they don't really believe what they are reporting when the actual numbers paint a totally different picture.
    I'm trying to keep track myself. Where would one find the actual numbers?
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    The Network Stats collations sites should give a good indication of how many machines are using the Internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acr731 View Post
    The propaganda machine is in full force... Surely they don't really believe what they are reporting when the actual numbers paint a totally different picture.
    Cent percent agreed.
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    I bought 2 HP PC's recently. They came with Windows 7 installed. Presumably they were downgraded from an 8 license.

    When I ordered it, the online listing from NewEgg said Windows 7. When I received them, the line item on for the PC's said Windows 8. The tag on the PC says Windows 8. Installed is 7.

    I wonder if the numbers we are hearing about include PC's like mine being recorded as Windows 8 computers/sales.
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    Very good point - most corporates upgrade thier hardware whilst retaining the OS their systems are geared for (i.e. downgrade / re-image on receipt), thus yeah, I'm sure a lot of those Win8 PC's are in fact misquoted.
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    Received an email form HP that they were having a sale on PCs with Windows 7 install on them, looks like OEMs are not liking Windows 8.x either M$ is in more trouble than they are letting on.
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    I expect the numbers are going up. Machines break and have to be replaced. The replacements will have 8 on them as a rule. Not hard to figure that out. A few can afford a Mac, a few will seek out something with a different os. Most will just get what is on the shelves, unaware there is anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Received an email form HP that they were having a sale on PCs with Windows 7 install on them, looks like OEMs are not liking Windows 8.x either M$ is in more trouble than they are letting on.
    It happens. There are still people who request Win7.

    Mostly the PC piles stacked in the warehouse need to be emptied. The Win7 stock needs to be sold.

    HP are pretty much into Windows 8 by now, as are others, just look what PC offers look like these days.
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