Does 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in under a week sound impressive to you? This is quite a strong start by any standards, as Microsoft continued with their aggressive overhaul of its Windows operating system, now arriving at Windows 8. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shared some statistics at the annual Build developer conference, citing that 4 million Windows users have already upgraded their operating systems since it was launched late last week.
Not only that, Microsoft has also made good on their corporate promise, delivering Windows 8 to “tens of millions of OEMs” (original equipment manufacturers) – and you can be sure that players such as Dell, HP, Asus, and Acer amongst many others have their fair share of Start-button-free powered computers in the pipeline for the masses. Have you made the upgrade to Windows 8 already, and have you enjoyed the ride so far? When you compare Windows 8’s performance with the latest Mac OS X release, there are some parallels to be drawn, as Apple’s flagship operating system saw 3 million upgrades in a somewhat similar time frame as well. One could argue that in terms of percentage, Apple “wins” since registers a higher percentage in this sense.
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