I smell BS.
As pointed out, a promised cheap upgrade to 8 for those who bought machines with 7 counted in the figures.
Of course they also get the Fisher Price start menu for their trouble. Ugh.
Duh. All new machines are coming with it.
Complete BS. I am a field service Technician.
Those that have windows 8 hate it.
Many have asked “can I down grade?” I always reply “yes”
Many have set up appointments to do just that.
This site shows the operating systems in place. Windows 8 is about 1% (or a 4th of what Windows 7 was 2 months after it was released)
If there are a lot of copies being sold, it is because Microsoft is buying the copies from themselves.
The 60 million Windows 7's made them WAY MORE money!
another thing, is that Windows 8 comes with new PC’s, but I’ve heard that corporations are “downgrading” to Windows 7 about 90% of the time since they can do that for no extra cost.
Something is really wrong about this article.