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It’s only one month ago that Microsoft launched its controversial new operating system, Windows 8. Sales figures for the new OS were revealed by Tami Reller yesterday at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference in Arizona, where she announced “The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far.”

Outpacing Windows 7

The 40 million sold figure means that “Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades” explains the official Windows blog. Reuters notes that Reller didn’t give an exact comparison using the initial month sales figures for Windows 7 but we do know that Windows 7 “sold just over 60 million units in the first 10 weeks on sale at the end of 2009.”

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inb4 people saying "But Win 7 sold 60M!"

I'm just going to say that if you read the article it says 60M in 2.5months. That would mean 40M sold would be at about 1 2/3 months.
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A similar article popped up from Ars yesterday. Your prediction panned out.
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40M Windows 8 sold.
400M Windows 8 users.

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I wounder If I would see any performance increase just by switching to 8.....

Might load it onto a spare hdd. hmmmm.
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