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Windows 8: One Statistic May Haunt Microsoft, Business VARs

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Windows 8 PCs will be available October 26. But a statement from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CFO Peter Klein has The VAR Guy a little worried about near-term potential Windows 8 business adoption rates. What did Klein say that triggered a nervous twitch for The VAR Guy? Here’s a recap. During a July 19 earnings call, Klein said: “Today over 50% of enterprise desktops worldwide are running Windows 7 and software assurance attach rates are at an all-time high.” Translation: It’s a safe bet CIOs won’t move all of those existing Windows 7 desktops to Windows 8 anytime so (IT news)