Windows 8 adoption rate worse than expected

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Windows 8 has been on the market for more than two months now but despite this the new OS has not been successful in capturing the hearts of users – and the latest data shows Windows 8 now does even worse than the ill-fated Windows Vista.

According to the latest data coming out of Net Applications, a company, which monitors OS usage, Windows 8’s online appearance is lower than what Vista had in two months after its release. On December 22, 2012 Windows 8 sat on just 1.6 per cent of all Windows PCs, up from 1.2 per cent in November 2012 – but even then this usage was much lower than what Vista had in two months after release – back in 2007 Vista had 2.2 per cent of all Windows PCs, up 1 per cent from the month before. As to Windows 7 this OS had 6 per cent of the share in two months after release. What’s even worse is that Vista had 3.3 per cent of usage in three months and to achieve this Windows 8 must double its penetration until the end of January 2013, which seems highly unlikely even amidst Christmas sales.

Microsoft however will keep on pushing the new Windows 8 user interface even in the upcoming Windows 8 upgrade codenamed Windows Blue, expected in summer 2013. This means one thing only – both Microsoft and Windows 8 may be headed for disaster.


Source: Legitreviews.com

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