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Microsoft says Windows 8 sales ‘good’ but will update amid criticisms

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about new feature in Windows 8 in October 2012.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about new feature in Windows 8 in October 2012.

[LOS ANGELES TIMES]

n the face of mounting criticisms and sluggish PC sales, Microsoft continues to insist that its gamble on the radically redesigned Windows 8 operating system is paying off, if slowly.

Tami Reller, the Windows division’s chief marketing officer and chief financial officer, said in a blog post on Tuesday that Microsoft has sold 100 million licenses for Windows 8, up from 60 million sold by January. The new operating system launched in October.

The new operating system failed to provide the boost to PC sales many in the industry had hoped to see, causing critics to label Windows 8 a disappointment. In the blog post, Reller insisted that measuring the progress of Windows 8 by just looking at PC sales was a mistake since the new operating system was designed for both mobile and desktop computing.

Read more about Windows 8 at the Los Angeles Times.

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