Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday the company has sold 4 million upgrades to Windows 8, signaling a strong start for its new operating system which launched on Friday.
Ballmer, speaking at a meeting for software developers at Microsoft’s headquarters near Seattle, said hundreds of millions of Windows systems would be sold over the next year, and the company was seeing strong interest from business users.
Ballmer already said on Monday that Windows 8 was outselling the previous version, Windows 7, at the same stage after launch three years ago.
The new system looks to merge a touch-screen with the PC experience and the new tile design template is all about achieving that.
Users who’ve bought a new PC with Windows 7 between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 can get Windows 8 Pro for a promotional offer of Rs 699. They will need to register and download he new OS before 31 January to claim this special price. For more details on how to upgrade click here.
With inputs from Reuters