Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Windows 8 sales are off to a slow start "disappointing"

"Further confirming our suspicions that Windows 8 is off to a slow start, a Newegg senior vice president has said that sales of Windows 8 have been “slow going.” Likewise, sales of hardware with Windows 8 pre-installed has been “slow and steady.”

Extremetech is reporting:
"These quotes come from Merle McIntosh, Newegg’s senior vice president of product management, in an interview with ReadWrite. The fact that Newegg (see: Cracking the shell: Inside Newegg’s east coast distribution center), one of the world’s largest retailers of computers, components, and associated paraphernalia, is actually going on the record to register its disappointment is a huge blow for Microsoft. In the absence of official figures from Microsoft, Newegg’s Windows 8 stats are probably the best bellwether that we could hope for — or the worst, depending on your point of view."

the people have spoken

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