Steve Ballmer sets high quota for Windows 8

Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, may be biting off more than what he can chew, when he announced during a speech that it is expected by the end of 2013 to have about 500 million individuals using a Windows 8-powered device.

AFP reported that the CEO believes that its Windows 8 software will bring Microsoft back to the pedestal and is a sign of rebirth for Microsoft’s operating system.

AFP added that according to Ballmer, the upcoming Windows 8 is the “deepest, broadest and most impactful” software that Microsoft has created.

Fans of Windows are looking forward to the cloud capability of the Windows 8, which gives users the ability to access different devices remotely.

Ballmer said that 500 million isn’t an outrageous figure as the Windows 7 is on track of hitting 350 million units to be sold by the end the year.

The company is trying to enter and shake the market that is being dominated by Google’s Android software and Apple’s iOS.

Ballmer added that they are excited to release the latest version of Skype that is powered by their Windows 8. Microsoft acquired Skype last year for $8.5 billion.

Do you think that Microsoft and its Windows 8 platform can hit the 500 million unit sales projection?

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