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New version will bring the UI inline with Windows Phone

Sources: ZDNet, The Verge, NeoWin

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PCs are still dying
By vision33r on 11/29/2012 2:58:08 PM , Rating: 2
The 40mil licenses sold did not reflect PC sales. Traditionally people buy new PCs to get new Windows OS. PCs Sales have declined this quarter and Windows 8 did not jumpstart sales of PCs.

This means a lot of folks bought the cheap $40 Windows 8 upgrade to put on their old PCs.

RE: PCs are still dying
By 91TTZ on 11/29/2012 4:03:19 PM , Rating: 1
Actually, no.

Microsoft said that they've "moved" 40 million Windows 8 licenses. That means that they sold copies to OEMs to install on their PCS, whether they actually sell those PCs or not.

As you said, PC sales were down and Windows 8 did not motivate people to buy new PCs. But the OEMs still bought Windows 8 licenses from Microsoft, and Microsoft made its money whether those PCs sell or not.

RE: PCs are still dying
By Belard on 12/2/2012 5:46:27 PM , Rating: 2
Its 30+ days since the release of Windows8... I still don't KNOW anyone personally who has bought a Win8 PC or upgraded.

*IF* I liked Windows8, I would have thrown my $40 x 3 PCs already. The price is best ever from MS... but the product is crap. Its still not worth $1 for me to install it.

I was running Win7 RC on 3 of my PCs till 2 months after it went to retail (in case there were bugs)... We didn't get a release candidate. Just the 8400 preview which had the better looking AERO skin before MS went out of their way to make Windows ugly.

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