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Windows 8 reaches 100 million sales

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 13:14

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Microsoft Corp has hit the 100 million mark with the sale of Windows 8 licenses in the six months since its launch.

The new operating system from Microsoft has been primarily designed for touch-based commands.

However, it has failed to capture the imagination the tablet market which is already dominated by players
like Apple and Samsung.

Microsoft will soon be rolling out an update to Windows 8, provisionally code-named 'Windows Blue', by the end of this year. Details of the update will be released in the next few weeks.

Microsoft's last Windows 8 sales update was in early January, when it broke 60 million, suggesting only around 40 million license sales in the last four months, well below Windows 7's average sales rate.

Although Microsoft has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses since launch on October 26, matching Windows 7 sales three years previously, it looks unlikely that the new system will see progressively rising demand, as Windows 7 did, hitting 240 million sales in its first year.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 13:00
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