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    Default 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    Steve Ballmer is predicting that 500 million people will be using Windows 8 by the end of 2013. If you ask me, I think it will take a LOT to get people to upgrade from Windows 7. What do you think?

    Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer predicts more than 500 million people will be using Windows 8 by the end of next year, reports AFP. Ballmer, who was speaking at a forum in Seoul, South Korea, also expects Windows 7 to hit the 350 million device milestone later this year.
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/micros...-in-2013/77698


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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    That's kind of a high figure, but you never know.
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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    If they're including phones and tablets then yea but if not then I doubt it.

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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    So far, I'm fine with Win-7, thank you.

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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    So am I, from what I have seen, Win 8 is more for Tablets and touch screens
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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    I have 5 licences for Windows 7 64 bit, 3 Ultimate and 2 Professional. I am not upgrading to Windows 8 and buying all new touch screen monitors ( I just spent 3,000) on monitors and they are not touch screen) so if anyone think I am upgrading before Windows 12 , think again LOL.

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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    And I wont be one of them..this is MS tick cycle anyone remember microsoft ME thats what windows 8 reminds me of.

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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    I will not be upgrading either

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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    Me either. I like Win 7.
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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Me either. I like Win 7.
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    Default Re: 500 million will run Windows 8 in 2013

    One problem will be the GPU card support for Windows 8. The NVIDIA cards will be supported back to year 2004 cards but ATI/AMD will only go back to the HD 5000 and above I think those were 2010 releases. I hope this changes but this is what I've read.

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