40 million Windows 8 Licenses Sold in 1 Month, Outpaces Windows 7

by William D'Angelo, posted on 28 November 2012 / 6,608 Views

Despite the fact that Windows 8 has received criticism from some developers, Microsoft has announced that 40 million licenses were sold in just over one month. Windows 8 reached this achievement faster than Windows 7. Windows 7 in its first 10 weeks sold 60 million units at the end of 2009.

Tech research firm StatCounter has made it known that not all 40 million people are actually using Windows 8. According to the firm's figures about 15 million people are running the OS. This is about one percent of the world's 1.5 billion PCs.

Valve founder Gabe Newell has been the most vocal with his disapproval with Windows 8. He feels the OS is too closed of a system. Windows 8 requires a certification for third party apps to access certain functions, including it touchscreen interface.


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8 Comments

Kai Master (on 29 November 2012)

M$ is evil, but no choice for consumers. M$ should be nationalized and work for the humanity's bettering !


DirtyP2002 (on 28 November 2012)

I will wait for slimebeast to tell the true story.


Gilgamesh (on 28 November 2012)

Not bad, still skeptical to try it, Windows 7 replaced my XP and I have no plans to change.


dark_gh0st_b0y (on 28 November 2012)

great job and well deserved!! Windows 8 is great and a step forward


r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 30 November 2012)

i personally will not be getting windows 8, its to confusing and as a PC gamer its a complete mess, i prefer simplicity and the ability to find what a want with ease. no doubt people with touch screen's and tablets will benefit greatly from this OS just there is no need for it in a normal desktop environment, if there was an option to choose between metro or classic (classic meaning the desktop with start button and metro being a sub program in the start menu) then i would purchase it without hesitation however there is no option like that so for me this OS it the same as what Vista was to XP users.


r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 30 November 2012)

i personally will not be getting windows 8, its to confusing and as a PC gamer its a complete mess, i prefer simplicity and the ability to find what a want with ease. no doubt people with touch screen's and tablets will benefit greatly from this OS just there is no need for it in a normal desktop environment, if there was an option to choose between metro or classic (classic meaning the desktop with start button and metro being a sub program in the start menu) then i would purchase it without hesitation however there is no option like that so for me this OS it the same as what Vista was to XP users.


dreamcast210 (on 29 November 2012)

I'm loving Windows 8. The new look is great and refreshing compared to Windows the reskinned Windows of the past ... what? ... 20 years. Desktop to tablet, Windows 8 has them covered.


Superman4 (on 29 November 2012)

Garbage OS. Windows 8 is a HUGE step backwards. It's like they took the app idea combined it with the widget idea and shat out the tiles interface with horrid colors and ugly squares. Then took away the majority of usability that Windows 7 had by making it near impossible to muli-task. It's more like Windows 3.1 with higher resolution.