At the recent BUILD Conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that newly-released Windows 8 sold 4 million copies within four days of its October 26,  2012 launch. At first blush, this is a great number and certainly nothing to be ashamed of.  However, it is worth remembering that Apple sold 3 million iPads...

At an event to launch Windows Phone 8 last Monday, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer stated there was strong initial demand for the just-released Windows 8 operating system. Ballmer said the new Windows 8 was met with enthusiasm at its Friday launch. He compared Windows 8 sales numbers favorably with those of Windows 7...