Wednesday September 14, 2011

500,000 Downloads of Windows 8 Since Last Night

Steve Ballmer, during a surprise visit to the Microsoft Developer conference, said that a half million copies of Windows 8 have been downloaded since last night. eek!

Ballmer noted the early enthusiasm for the product آ— 500,000 copies of the operating system have been downloaded since last night, he said. However, he said the company still has a lot of work to do. "We still have a long way to go with Windows 8," Ballmer said, noting that while much of the core operating system is in place, the company still is working on the services that will accompany Windows 8 as well as the efforts to bring it to ARM-based systems. "It’s not going to be Intel or ARM," he said. "It’s going to be Intel and ARM."