Launched only three days ago, the new operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8 , panic already counters with 4 million copies sold.
The release of a new Windows operating system is always an important event and Windows 8 is no exception to the rule, it might even be tempted to say that it is particularly exciting. Indeed, the new version of intrigue in Redmond with his thinking interface for tablets, without dropped the good old PC, and no start menu, however this since 1995. To quote the words of a master of his most famous rivals, Windows 8 will be a revolution for Microsoft.
But a revolution is not without risk, and there are concerns that the corner of the touchscreen and cloud computing is not to everyone's taste. The first figures provided by Microsoft in any case we show that the new Windows arouses curiosity.
Indeed, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that 4 million copies have been sold in just 3 days. Sales higher than its predecessor Windows 7, it also displays some impressive numbers since recently surpassed 670 million copies since its release in 2009, again according to the CEOs.
Rapid success which could be explained by the tariff policy conducted by Microsoft to launch its new operating system. If prices are substantially the same as Windows 7 (count 109.99 EUR 279.90 EUR Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro), Microsoft has introduced an offer much cheaper since it is possible to obtain Windows 8 Pro for only 29.90 euros and 59.99 euros for download boxed until 31 January 2013. Similarly, those who bought a PC running Windows 7 between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 are eligible for an upgrade to Windows 8 for 14.99 euros.