Bullish Ballmer not sweating over prospects for new OS with its radical redesigned interface
Demand for Windows 8 is outstripping that for Windows 7 according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
At the launch event for its Windows Phone 8 operating system and handsets, Ballmer was bullish about the prospects for company's latest desktop offering.
"We're seeing preliminary demand well above where we were with Windows 7, which is gratifying," said Ballmer.
He went on to say that Microsoft had seen an "incredible" response to Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface, the company's first ever own-brand computer.
Ballmer stopped short of quoting any actual sales figures. At Microsoft's Build conference Ballmer finally spoke numbers, saying that four million copies had been sold to consumers since it launched on Friday.
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