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Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Companies |

Microsoft says it has sold 40 million Windows 8 in five weeks

Microsoft says it has sold 40 million Windows 8 in five weeks

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The corporate vice president and chief financial officer for Windows, Tami Reller, announced that the new operating system from the Redmond company, Windows 8, has sold 40 million licenses in its first month since it became available in department stores.

With this, and despite the radical change of interface operating systems compared to predecessors, Windows 8 has sold a similar number of Windows 7 licenses over the same period when it was launched three years ago, as Microsoft announced at the time that the ’7 ‘had sold 60 million copies in the first ten weeks of its release.

Unfortunately, these figures do not specify the difference between OEM licenses intended for system builders notebooks and licenses sold to individual customers, which would give us a better estimate on the acceptance of by Microsoft users. However, some numbers are quite acceptable to all the naysayers who predict the death of the PC.

Link: Windows 8-40 Million Licenses Sold (Windows Blog)

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