Windows 8 and Windows RT were launched with a big bang by Microsoft in October 2012. However,It seems not brings big ripples from the responces of the customers.Microsoft had announced that the company has managed to sell 60 million Windows 8 licenses At the CES 2013.
As to the upgrade figures, including from older version and sales to its manufacturing partners , the Windows 8 was on a similar track as its predecessor Windows 7.
Windows 7 has been presented as the operating system the fastest selling as it sold more than 60 million licenses in the first 74 days.However the word the street is that Windows 8 seems to have lost the plot now.There were also news that Samsung has stopped selling its Tab in Windows RT Ativ Germany and it is expected that other European countries are likely to follow suit. It is noteworthy that Samsung had refrained from the launch of the tablet in the United States was also cited lack of consumer interest as one of the main reasons for not providing this product.Apparently Microsoft is too aware of the whole scenario and seeks to amends. As the news report by Microsoft in the Wall Street Journal cut down the cost of its Windows 8 and Office 2013 to boost sales. The site adds that these discounts are offered from February and under it, a combo of Windows 8 and Office is sold for only $ 30, while the regular price is $ 120. This discount is only for devices which are 10.8-inch or larger than the devices smaller. in a recent investor conference, CEO Asus had disclosed that “in all Acceptance “of Windows 8 for the fourth quarter has not been in the height mark. In addition, she shared Asus has delivered 3 million tablets during the fourth quarter of 2012, but only 5 percent of these tablets devices were Windows, with the rest Android.The 10.8-inch are also entitled to discount on Windows 8, but no clear reporting on what is exactly how is discount.When interviewed by WSJ, a Microsoft spokesman did not acknowledge or deny discount and simply added that “Microsoft will continue to work with partners to ensure that Windows is available in a variety of devices “