quote: Very true. It also is not indicative of adoption either as downgrade rights exist.
quote: OEM versions of Windows 8 eligible for downgradeWindows 8 Pro includes downgrade rights to:•Windows 7 Professional•Windows Vista Business
quote: When they couldn't compete with Netscape on sales, Microsoft gave their product away free and put Netscape out of business. Friendly competition? Or anti-competitive monopoly? You decide.
quote: Actually, Windows 8 profits are way down compared to Windows 7.
quote: Once you realize that that metro tile screen *IS* a larger start button, you get past it very quickly.
quote: However, now instead of it being a tiny fraction of the screen in which you tried to cram the top 10 apps you launch, now you can have dozens of apps, and you can arrange them any way you like, and they all can have status information on them (if the app supports it).
quote: I mean really, how on earth does Win8 reduce productivity when you're clicking less and see more information?
quote: in a recession that is deeper than it was 3 years ago when Win7 came out and Win7
quote: Indeed, since its launch, Windows 8 has captured just over half (58 percent) of Windows computing device unit sales, compared to the 83 percent Windows 7 accounted for four weeks after that launch. Then again, Windows 8 tablet sales have been almost non-existent, with unit sales representing less than 1 percent of all Windows 8 device sales to date.