Coffeehouse Thread

41 posts

Forum Read Only

This forum has been made read only by the site admins. No new threads or comments can be added.

windows 8 sold 60 millions up today.

Back to Forum: Coffeehouse
  • User profile image
    magicalclick

    Despite several negative feedbacks, including from my own. It is selling pretty good, close to windows 7 figure. Still good to celebrate a little Smiley. a friend of mine bought the upgrade for the flashy tile and has yet to use metro store. LOLz at casual users. Gotta help him get some free metro games for sure. But, this also shows how people rarely know what's going on.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
    Last modified
  • User profile image
    JoshRoss

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Windows 8 Pro for $40 is a good deal, even with the crapy start screen.

    -Josh

  • User profile image
    warren

    If I have my numbers right, this is more or less on pace to be 15x the pace of Mac OS X sales. 

  • User profile image
    elmer

    60 million licenses sold by MS does not necessarily equate to the number in use or even sold to end users.

    These are rubbery numbers that don't account for licenses held by OEMs or sitting in retail stock or purchases that have been downgraded, etc etc. 

    OEMs, meanwhile, are less impressed.

    http://allthingsd.com/20121228/fujitsu-not-pleased-with-windows-8-demand-either/

  • User profile image
    Auxon0

    It's hard to know the truth when the other day news sources were claiming that Windows 8 was behind Vista's first quarter, even though Windows 8 was released during peak sales season.  I find the numbers encouraging but I wish I knew who to believe.

  • User profile image
    giovanni

    @JoshRoss: I am really the only one who really likes what Microsoft is doing with the Metro, err Modern interface and thinks that the start screen is actually usable both with a finger and a mouse?

    Yes, the OS suffers of a bit of a dual personality at times, but I really like the Modern UI and the "purely digital" look and I hope that Microsoft will transition more and more to it.

  • User profile image
    Dr Herbie

    @giovanni: I also like the Modern UI and I do use several of the bundled apps and a few I've downloaded from the marketplace (including Angry Birds Star Wars Edition, obviously).

    What I don't like about the Modern UI is the multi-tasking restrictions that have been added to extend tablet battery life, but are also enforced on the desktop! So you can be running on a quad core machine, but only be doing one thing at a time ...  Perplexed

    Herbie

     

  • User profile image
    evildictait​or

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    @giovanni: I also like the Modern UI and I do use several of the bundled apps and a few I've downloaded from the marketplace (including Angry Birds Star Wars Edition, obviously).

    Get Fruit Ninja Smiley

  • User profile image
    Dr Herbie

    @evildictaitor: Got for my phone a year or so ago and I'm sad to say I'm all Ninja'd out! (Friction burns on finger tips means you've played too much Fruit Ninja).

    Herbie

  • User profile image
    wkempf

    , elmer wrote

    60 million licenses sold by MS does not necessarily equate to the number in use or even sold to end users.

    These are rubbery numbers that don't account for licenses held by OEMs or sitting in retail stock or purchases that have been downgraded, etc etc. 

    OEMs, meanwhile, are less impressed.

    http://allthingsd.com/20121228/fujitsu-not-pleased-with-windows-8-demand-either/

    No one claimed 60 million licenses mean 60 million users. But when this figure is comparable to the Win7 figures you DO have a very good indication of how well it's selling, because the Win7 figures had all the same variables.

    BTW, OEMs not being impressed doesn't impress me. Of course OEMs aren't seeing a demand for Win8 devices... the current crop of Win8 devices are underwhelming at best. This is much more a statement of what the OEMs are doing, and NOT a statement about the OS. Fujitsu in particular is being rather stupid in their criticism. They don't even offer what I would call a Win8 device. They just have traditional PCs and laptops that they've put Win8 onto. While there's nothing wrong with that, because Win8 works fine on such devices, the consumer demand for such devices is obviously going to drop. Consumers are looking for good Win8 devices and not finding them, so they are holding off on purchasing, or settling for an "OK" Win8 device. What they aren't doing is buying Win7 devices that have Win8 on them. So Fujitsu in particular can cry me a river... it's their problem and their fault.

  • User profile image
    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , wkempf wrote

    *snip*

    Fujitsu in particular is being rather stupid in their criticism. They don't even offer what I would call a Win8 device. They just have traditional PCs and laptops that they've put Win8 onto. While there's nothing wrong with that, because Win8 works fine on such devices, the consumer demand for such devices is obviously going to drop. 

    Fujitsu has offered more than "traditional" W8 PCs and laptops. The STYLISTIC┬« Q702 Hybrid Tablet PC may have roots in W7 but if anything shows Fujitsu was an early adopter of Windows tablets and has had skin in this game for awhile. I'd hope with W8's great tablet support (aside from control panel related stuff and the like) would make a design like this popular.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
    Last modified
  • User profile image
    wkempf

    Heh. This is the first I've heard of it, and I tried to find something like this before my post, so Fujitsu has other problems. Tongue Out

    That said, this item shows pretty clearly why customers are underwhelmed with the few devices that do exist out there. This is a pretty low end device with a pretty high end price tag.

    Edit: A decent configuration with an i5 and keyboard dock will run you $1718, making this much more expensive then competing devices. This is a decent device spec wise (who knows about build quality?), but it's just way over priced.

  • User profile image
    magicalclick

    @wkempf: I agree, the figure is using the same format, which is comparable. This just goes to show you the data is collected in the same way and yet, reader can still assert bias towards it. as for manufacture response. Well, I do know they are irritated that MS didn't advertise for them, instead. MS advertise Surface. Like Acer was complaining Surface confuses people with advertising focused on keyboard cover. I am like, so what, at least people actually able to see enough Surface advertising, where is Acer or any other brand? Come on, people flock over to Android tabs because Samsung spends so much ads on Galaxy Tab (a phone). They blame MS, but, they didn't do their fair share of promoting the product.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
    Last modified
  • User profile image
    Bas

    , magicalclick wrote

    they are irritated that MS didn't advertise for them, instead. MS advertise Surface.

    I have seen Microsoft advertising the hell out of all kinds of W8 device brands.

  • User profile image
    SteveRichter

    I think the large sales figures are a testament to the huge market opportunity for a desktop OS that can compete with Windows.

  • User profile image
    Blue Ink

    , Bas wrote

    *snip*

    I have seen Microsoft advertising the hell out of all kinds of W8 device brands.

    True, but the Surface is going to be accused of being the teacher's pet regardless.

    Truth be told, some recent stunts in product placement did not help Smiley

  • User profile image
    MasterPi

    , wkempf wrote

    *snip*

    No one claimed 60 million licenses mean 60 million users. But when this figure is comparable to the Win7 figures you DO have a very good indication of how well it's selling, because the Win7 figures had all the same variables.

    +1 Weren't the Win7 sales numbers constructed the same way?

  • User profile image
    JoshRoss

    , SteveRichter wrote

    I think the large sales figures are a testament to the huge market opportunity for a desktop OS that can compete with Windows.

    Like Windows 7? Nothing competes with Windows better than Windows.

Conversation locked

This conversation has been locked by the site admins. No new comments can be made.