Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since launching the touch-centric operating system in October 2012, according to Tami Reller, chief marketing and financial officer for Windows. On the one hand that’s an impressive figure.
As Microsoft prepares Windows 8 and Office 2013, the software giant keeps comparing today’s upgrade opportunities to those from 1995, when Windows 95 and Office 95 reshaped the software market. Then Windows NT Server 4.0′s arrival in 1996 created an even bigger Microsoft revenue wave.
Software giant Microsoft yesterday revealed it had successfully prosecuted a Queensland man who was selling counterfeit copies of the company's software packages, with a judge this week ruling the defendant would have to pay Microsoft $90,000 in civil damages and the man separately pleading guilty to several dozen counts of fraud.
When Windows 8 launches on Ultrabooks, Microsoft should open its arms to millions of former Windows users who defected to Mac OS X during the Windows Vista debacle, which started in 2007. Some of those Macs are now five years old — an ample installed base that will likely consider MacBooks, MacBook Airs and even iPads in the months ahead. Will Microsoft turn the tables on the old Mac vs.
Microsoft announced that it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far. This is the first update the company has given since it announced that it had sold 4 million upgrades over the first weekend after Windows 8 went on sale earlier this month.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) confirmed an upcoming Windows 8 update, code named Windows Blue, that will enable the operating system to run on more devices and, according to the vendor, will address some of the criticism levied at the software.
The vendor also said that its count of Windows 8 licenses sold has reached 100 million, a 67 percent jump from where