According to WHAT reports? Windows 8 only has 1 thing going for it. There was some deferred revenue from last quarter. That means Ballmer can combine all the Windows 8 'licenses' sold last quarter with this quarter to fudge the year end sales numbers. Also, some people got Window 8 upgrade DVDs for $15 with a new Windows 7 computer. It doesn't mean they'll like Windows 8 and keep using it. Most of them will probably switch back to Windows 7 after they see how much Windows 8 sucks!
W-8 has everything under the sun going for it- Microsoft revenue will likely hit 80 billion in 2013 with net nearly 30 billion. your sux machines (mobile) are now in jeopardy and in fact will get trounced by the Microsoft mobile devices- you will still be trying to operate on your 486 dumpster machine with all its wunnerful primitive features