Microsoft Windows 8 lags predecessor in first-year sales

Polymathic

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Not bad considering the drop in PC sales and the amount of hate Win8 gets
 

Skerminkel

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Do they count pre-installations where the buyer immediately replace 8 with something else?
 

BBotha

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Windows 8 was the first Windows OS that made me go looking at Linux. MicroSoft is lucky that most of my Games don't have a working linux port.......
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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I've tried very hard to like it but it's just a bad operating system. I hope Microsoft can do better on Windows 9.
 

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Windows 8 was the first Windows OS that made me go looking at Linux. MicroSoft is lucky that most of my Games don't have a working linux port.......
I started using Linux when Vista came out. Back then getting read/write support for NTFS drives or using 3G internet was a chore. Now it's incredibly easy.
Win8 is even worse than Vista, and Linux has only been getting better over time.
 

cozinsky

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I've tried very hard to like it but it's just a bad operating system. I hope Microsoft can do better on Windows 9.
I have a license for Windows 8, installed it and removed it again. It never appealed to me. I think it is about the Metro interface.
 

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Was reasonably happy with W8, but the many failed updates pi$$ed me off so much (losing an hour installing and reverting) I have turned updates off...
 
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