Re: "The program's been a success"
Yes, what happened to "Biting the hand that feed IT"?
Is The Reg fed by M$ now?
It just looks as if you copied the paper published by M$' PR!
What would have been a success: look at iPhones. When Apple publishes iOS 9.0, you have almost 100% of all the eligible devices with the new (free) upgrade -no nagware- in the next month. That is a success. 15 to 20% in 9 months of nagware is NOT a success, I agree with Pascal.
I hope The Reg will keep it's previous tone and not turn paid-by-M$-papers (or paid-by-anyone-else) because I liked your previous tone and would be sorry to have to find another online IT news site.