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Half a billion people to use Windows 8 next year -- Ballmer

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    I just hope the 500 million havent got access to this website or we might as well kiss Microsoft goodbey now.

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    Says the worst rated CEO of a large, publicly traded American company today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Says the worst rated CEO of a large, publicly traded American company today
    Like I said, I hope the 500 million dont look at this site.
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    As it stands the change is nowhere near compelling enough as the jump from XP to Vista/7; 500 mil in a year is going waaay beyond optimistic right into wishful thinking.
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    Is that 500 million W8 sales, on top of the 350 million copies of Windows 7 that MS claim they are going to sell this year?

    Everyone in the World is going to be running W7 and/or W8 on their PC (and related devices)?

    I find that claim as credible, as the blogger who claimed 5 billion people use email.
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    500 mil customers must've sounded very exciting for Microsoft.. but when is Microsoft gonna release the beta version of windows 8? the world is waiting for the beta version.. there was over 500,000 downloads of win DP by the first 12 hours of its release.. so hw much is it gonna be when its beta comes out?
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I find that claim as credible, as the blogger who claimed 5 billion people use email.
    I can believe email-harvesting bots have discovered 5 billion addresses though, perhaps that is the metric they were measuring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I find that claim as credible, as the blogger who claimed 5 billion people use email.
    I can believe email-harvesting bots have discovered 5 billion addresses though, perhaps that is the metric they were measuring.
    That guy was claiming that 5 billion people use email (on Smart Phones, Laptops and Tablets).
    I have "no idea" where he pulled that number from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Says the worst rated CEO of a large, publicly traded American company today
    Like I said, I hope the 500 million dont look at this site.
    I sure hope that M$ and Balmer himself should look at this site.
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    Unless there is a way to do away with Metro I'll be staying with 7.
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