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Windows 8 pre-launch adoption rate not looking good

Posted on Tuesday, October 02 2012 @ 21:53:43 CEST by


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Legit Reviews writes research firm Net Applications compared the pre-launch adoption rate of Windows 8 with Windows 7 and found that it's five times lower. The low adoption rate reflects the overall sentiment about Windows 8, as many power users feel Microsoft is going in the wrong direction with its latest operating system.
At a month before the launch of Windows 7, it was receiving a warm reception and overall usage was sitting at a healthy 1.64% of all Windows installs. However, Windows 8 is sitting at a mere 0.33%, just a fifth of what Windows 7 had achieved - and the operating system is mired in controversy over its new interface previously known as Metro, plus its closed ecosystem that is the Windows Store, too. It's also not unreasonable to believe that Microsoft could extend the Windows Store to the desktop as well in time, giving them total control over what software their customers can run on Windows - while taking a big cut from sales, of the order of 30% and perhaps even more. A totally unacceptable situation we think you'll agree.
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