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Windows 8 Sells Over 100 Million Licenses


Microsoft has announced their Windows 8 OS to have reached a new milestone by selling over 100 million licenses, which is an increase of 40 million from the previously recorded 60 million sales in January earlier this year.

The 100 million figure includes licenses sold on new tablets and PCs, as well as upgrades to the new OS which consumers have purchased for their systems.

The announcement was made by Windows chief marketing officer and chief financial officer Tami Reller who also revealed the much rumored Windows Blue to be released later in the year. Windows Blue is an updated version of Windows 8 which is said to bring back the popular Windows Start button.

“The Windows Blue update is also an opportunity for us to respond to the customer feedback that we’ve been closely listening to since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT,” Reller said.

Windows 8 was released in October of last year to a pretty angry crowd who were not pleased with Microsoft taking liberty on the OS and removing many features we have come to love.

Source. Microsoft Blog