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I got an e-mail from Microsoft about my Windows 10 reservation.


Windows10 e-mail


It's lacking free-hand circles, but the message is clear. Microsoft states it's the largest software upgrade event ever. Are there any numbers to back-up this claim or to prove it's false?

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    This is going to depend heavily on how you define "biggest." Most people? Most computers? Fastest rate of adoption? Most change in functionality? Most hype? – Will Jul 31 '15 at 18:27
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    @Will I'm aware their statement is vague. However, I was hoping there would be consensus about what they mean. I am not an industry-speak specialist after all. – Mast Jul 31 '15 at 18:30
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    Does advertising copy constitute a notable claim? I do find that the question on whether Tetris is the best-selling video game ever made is still here. – GEdgar Jul 31 '15 at 19:59
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    @nomenagentis That's cannot be what the notability requirement is. There's hundreds of questions on this site that are certainly not believed widely. Who believes it and their number is irrelevant. Who said the claim is relevant. Windows is claiming that their upgrade event is the biggest ever. How can that possibly not be notable? – fredsbend Jul 31 '15 at 21:46
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    @Sklivvz Considering your rep on SO I would have expected you to read a lot of tech media as well and this claim has been re-iterated by multiple tech media, so it's definitely a lot more notable than some other claims we got. True, the good media tend to put it between "'s like, but the MS-biased media do not (I saw at least a couple whilst researching my answer). – David Mulder Aug 1 '15 at 14:24

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