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Wow, learn some damn respect, kid.
I never said I hate Windows 8. And OBVIOUSLY I did read the article. 40mil / 1bil computer owners compared to 2009 30mil sales. It does seem like WIndows 7 is still slightly ahead.
So nice insulting me, please, go learn respect before you get in trouble.

If you do the math 40 million in 5 weeks is faster than 60 million in 10 weeks.
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Windows 7 cost more money and people bought it in high numbers. If Windows 8 hadn't've been £/$30 who's to say it would've sold so well?

I guess we will never know.
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Wow, learn some damn respect, kid.
I never said I hate Windows 8. And OBVIOUSLY I did read the article. 40mil / 1bil computer owners compared to 2009 30mil sales. It does seem like WIndows 7 is still slightly ahead.
So nice insulting me, please, go learn respect before you get in trouble.

If you do the math 40 million in 5 weeks is faster than 60 million in 10 weeks.
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Windows 7 cost more money and people bought it in high numbers. If Windows 8 hadn't've been £/$30 who's to say it would've sold so well?

I guess we will never know.

If you do the math, there are more people that own PC's now then there was in 2009.
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I can shutdown without going into any menu by pressing the power button on my tower, Windows 8 is completely stock for me in fact I can do it in any Windows OS down to XP (haven't tried it in any other)

Or I suppose I could just unplug it? You knew what I meant...!

I shut down my computer every night, and depending on what I'm doing, might have to reboot several times a day. Would be nice if it weren't buried in the charms menu, was my point (I don't really see a need for it to be)!
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Thank you.

So you're agreeing that Windows 7 was a fail as well or did you change your mind about Windows 8.

By the way eternal7trance is right, 40 million Windows 8 sales in 5 weeks and 60 millions Windows 7 sales in 10 weeks, which actually makes Windows 7 more of a fail than Windows 8 according to your logic.
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If you do the math, there are more people that own PC's now then there was in 2009.

Not by much though. People don't keep computers forever, they usually throw them out and buy a new one every couple of years.
    
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Thank you.

So you're agreeing that Windows 7 was a fail as well or did you change your mind about Windows 8.

By the way eternal7trance is right, 40 million Windows 8 sales in 5 weeks and 60 millions Windows 7 sales in 10 weeks, which actually makes Windows 7 more of a fail than Windows 8 according to your logic.
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If you do the math, there are more people that own PC's now then there was in 2009.

Not by much though. People don't keep computers forever, they usually throw them out and buy a new one every couple of years.

Changed my mind about WIndows 8, what does that even mean? I don't change my mind away from fact. In this case I was correct and you helped support my argument. Your first statement has nothing to do with what I was talking about.
And as for your second statement, the average person does not upgrade often. The tech savvy are the most likely to upgrade.
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If you do the math, there are more people that own PC's now then there was in 2009.

True but you can't guarantee the ratio of them buying Windows 8 would be the same as Windows 7. So based off of these facts comparing 7 to 8. I'd say 8 is doing just fine.
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If you do the math 40 million in 5 weeks is faster than 60 million in 10 weeks.
I guess we will never know.

It's extremely reasonable to surmise that there would be less copies sold if the price were higher.
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Changed my mind about WIndows 8, what does that even mean? I don't change my mind away from fact. In this case I was correct and you helped support my argument. Your first statement has nothing to do with what I was talking about.
And as for your second statement, the average person does not upgrade often. The tech savvy are the most likely to upgrade.

Changed your mind about Windows 8 being a fail. Microsoft sold 60 million copies of Windows 7 in 10 weeks. They sold 40 million copies in 5 weeks. Basic elementary school education says

6 million copies per week for Windows 7
8 million copies per week for Windows 8

There is a huge difference between upgrading and getting a new PC and throwing out the old one. The average user doesn't usually keep their old computer when they buy a new one, therefore 300 million PC sales per year =/= the number of computers in use.
    
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It's extremely reasonable to surmise that there would be less copies sold if the price were higher.

True, but when they are saying a lot of the sales are OEM and stuff. Those don't really effect the price of the computer as much. So people buying a computer won't really care what the price of Windows 8 by itself will be. I will say though I did like that $15 price tag.
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I shut down my computer every night, and depending on what I'm doing, might have to reboot several times a day. Would be nice if it weren't buried in the charms menu, was my point (I don't really see a need for it to be)!
Go to desktop (or click it, if it's visible). Press Alt-F4. Enjoy your power menu. thumb.gif
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