This made me chuckle for the sole fact that:
PCs, there will still be a lot of them that will have Windows 8 on their hard drive.Despite the slowing sales growth of new
Microsoft is playing the "my numbers are bigger than yours" with Apple. How about judging W8's success based on:
- Sales of W8 Modern apps.
- Increase of touch based device usage.
- Decline of desktop usage.
- Higher scores on user satisfaction surveys than previous version of Windows and their competition.
- Profit from W8 licensing.
W8 is the beginning of Windows Next and if the modern UI, touch, etc. are a flop then IMO simply using the number of licenses sold as the measure of success of W8 won't help drive Microsoft and Windows forward.