Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, has announced that Windows 8 has sold four million upgrade copies with more being bought daily. This is an excellent start to Windows 8 success, and one I hope continues. There seems to be a lot of hate (H8, as some call it) about Windows 8 and the new Modern UI Start Screen among enthusiasts and IT professionals. Personally, I have a love/hate relationship. There are quirks that I can’t stand. I didn’t care for it much at first. Now, I love the Start Screen and it takes a while to adjust to the standard Windows 7 interface.
If you haven’t tried it, there are some great deals out there so you can upgrade for $40, or if you recently bought a new PC you can get it for as little as $15.
Ballmer, speaking at a meeting for software developers at Microsoft’s headquarters near Seattle, said hundreds of millions of Windows systems would be sold over the next year, and the company was seeing strong interest from business users.