Despite the apparent general lack of interest for Windows 8 and PC suppliers worried that it won’t generate enough sales for them, it appears that sales of the operating system have gotten off to a good start since Friday – if you believe Microsoft. CEO Steve Ballmer announced this at Microsoft’s Build conference, host to over 2000 developers.
“I think we’re going to see a lot of growth and vitality and explosion in the PC market,” Ballmer stressed. “This is a market in which you can do your best work, your most innovative work…. This is a market in which you can make money.” Microsoft is expected to invest $1.5 billion in advertising alone for Windows 8. It’ll also offer free Wi-Fi for popular U.S. states in order to generate a buzz for the operating system and ultimately raise awareness among consumers.