Microsoft Insists: Windows 8 Is Our Biggest Project Since Windows 95

Tami Reller continues to praise Microsoft’s latest OS

Back in September, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer said in an interview that Windows 8 was designed to be the most important project for the Redmond-based technology giant since Windows 95, an operating system that definitely changed the IT world.

Now, Tami Reller, one of the two executives in charge with the Windows business, said the same thing at the 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2013, trying to reiterate Ballmer’s very own words.

She emphasized that Windows 8 was Microsoft’s “biggest project since Windows 95,” according to Paul Thurrott’s, while also adding that it brought the biggest change to the Windows platform.

“Windows 8 was a big, ambitious change for us, [and] it was something that we needed to and wanted to take the ecosystem on that journey with us,” she explained.

Teller also revealed that Microsoft had sold a total of 60 million Windows 8 copies since launch, but it’s still unclear whether the operating system managed to reach internal sales projections or not.

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