The Active Network
ActiveWin Anonymous | Create a User | Reviews | News | Forums | Advertise | Career Portal | Users Online: 369  
 

Recommended Links: Computer Accessories

Wedding Dresses Cheap

Brautkleider aus Topwedding.de

An onlineWriting University for college students

Essaypartner.net - your free resource for essay writing help.

neowin.net

Amazon.com Eternicom

  *  

  The Windows 8 Sales Data Is In, And It's Bad News For Microsoft
Time: 08:30 EST/13:30 GMT | News Source: Business Insider | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Despite releasing an entirely new operating system on October 22 of this year, Windows PC sales shrank 21 percent between 10/21 and 11/17 versus the same period last year. Windows 8 tablet sales during that period were "almost nonexistent" just 1 percent of all Windows 8 sales.

Write Comment
Return to News

  Displaying Comments 1 through 2 of 2
  The time now is 11:08:25 AM ET.
Any comment problems or spammers? E-mail us
Spammers: Your posts will be deleted - do not waste your time!
#1 By awiltfong (235 Posts) at 12/4/2012 4:30:32 PM
Umm... Thats not Windows 8 sales. Thats Windows PC sales, related but not the same thing. If 40 million copies sold is bad news than I don't need good news!

#2 By bobsireno (1748 Posts) at 12/5/2012 1:15:19 AM
#1: The 40 million were total sales. OEM purchases count toward sales even when the product sits in a warehouse. My own little shop sold a custom all-in-one with ten point touch quickly. A rebuilt custom tower with Windows 8 hasn't had a single person express interest, even with the price knocked down to $140. Not really a "sample size" at all. But, my gut tells me Windows 8 will do fine on touch screen devices. Other devices will move slower until people just buy it because enough mods exist to make it seem more familiar, or Microsoft changes the install so that non-touchscreen machines have the option at setup to boot to the desktop. The start screen doesn't need to go away. It just needs to hide.

This post was edited by bobsireno on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at 01:16.

Write A Comment [Anonymous]
Please Enter Your User Name & Password: Or Sign Up For A New User Name


Notes:

[b][/b] Bold
[i][/i] Italics
[u][/u] Underline
Hyperlinks are added automatically, there is no need to add HTML code.

Write Comment
Return to News
  Displaying Comments 1 through 2 of 2
  The time now is 11:08:25 AM ET.
Any comment problems or spammers? E-mail us
Spammers: Your posts will be deleted - do not waste your time!
Please Enter Your User name and password:

Sign Up For A User Name

 

  *  
  *   *