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Six months in, Windows 8 is selling at the same rate that Windows 7 did

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Windows 8 has come under criticism from many quarters since its launch, yet consumers are still buying it, for better or for worse. At six months, the same number of licenses were sold for both Windows 7 and Windows 8, according to Microsoft’s own sales figures.

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed that its latest and greatest operating system had passed the 100 million mark. This means that the two grew at the same rate during their respective first six months:

windows 7 windows 8 six months 730x447 Six months in, Windows 8 is selling at the same rate that Windows 7 didWindows 7 launched on October 22, 2009. In April 2010, Microsoft revealed that through the third quarter (ended March 31, 2010), the company had sold over 100 million Windows 7 licenses, keeping its crown as “the fastest selling operating system in history.” That means 100 million licenses were sold in just over six months, or 160 days to be exact.

Windows 8 launched on October 26, 2012. On May 7, Microsoft revealed that…

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