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Windows 8 adoption rate pretty low

Posted on Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:59:03 CEST by

Statistics from NetApplications reveal 20 out of 10,000 computers are running a copy of Microsoft's Windows 8 previews. While these copies aren't intended to be run by the general public, the adoption rate of the Windows 8 preview releases seems to indicate that the new operating system won't be as popular as Windows 7 as the install rate is much lower than with 7:
The previews of these operating systems were not launched at the same time of year; the first Windows 7 preview was seven weeks earlier in the year than that of Windows 8. However it is still interesting to see the time comparison graph, even considering the one and a half month head start for Windows 7.

If the time line was adjusted to give both release previews a coinciding start date, then at four months after preview availability Windows 7 was three times more popular than Windows 8. Also is you look at the graph it doesn’t look like Windows 8 is catching up, the graph shows a divergence unfavourable to Windows 8.

Source: Hexus


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Re: Windows 8 adoption rate pretty low
by Anonymous on Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 22:53:48 CEST

Windows 8 is a mobile device OS, and most people still use desktop PCs, despite Microsoft's concerted efforts to kill the desktop market with Windows 8.

If I were a Microsoft stockholder, I would be demanding Ballmer's and Sinofsky's immediate termination.


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