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The rate of adoption for Microsoft’s newly-released Windows 8 operating system has been very steady since the OS first went on sale October 26th.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the upgrade statistics today — that it has already sold four million upgrade copies over the first sales weekend — at a keynote address in Seattle.

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Ballmer did mention the launch of Surface, but did not reveal any specific sales figures for that particular device. Microsoft stores were lined with people on the day the Surface became available, so it’s likely that sales of the Surface were very high from what we’ve seen. Unfortunately, we won’t know for sure until Microsoft releases the sales information to the public.

Windows 8 (not Windows RT) will work with the legacy Truphone VoIP App for desktop.

Have you upgraded to the new Windows 8 yet?

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at