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Submission + - Microsoft Sells 100 Million Windows 8 Licenses ( 1

hypnosec writes: Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 has reached the 100 million licenses sold milestone just six months after the launch of the touch-centric operating system — the number comprising of both PC as well as tablet licenses and upgrades. Microsoft also revealed that the number of Windows 8 and Windows RT certified devices has reached 2,400.
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Microsoft Sells 100 Million Windows 8 Licenses

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  • by 140Mandak262Jamuna ( 970587 ) on Tuesday May 07, 2013 @07:56AM (#43652227) Journal
    Given the size of installed base of Microsoft, given the fact the companies who have held back costs for the last few years of the downturn are finally willing to spend cash again, this is not surprising. Despite the big 100 million number, we will never know what "could/should/might have been" if Win8 did not mix up the touch interface with desktop and made it straight forward improvement from Win7 to Win8 without this tablet interface.

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