Windows 8 Uptake Even Less Than Vista Within Same Period of Release

And it’s a long, long way off from being in Windows 7’s league.

Posted By | On 01st, Jan. 2013 Under News

The unpopularity of Windows 8 has ironically been a pretty popular topic as of late. From the much loathed Metro interface, that was later adjusted, to the multitude of devices that started shipping with Microsoft’s newest and sleekest OS, it’s been in tech headlines for the better part of 2012. However, that doesn’t mean it’s proven very popular according to KitGuru and data from Net Applications.

A chart from the latter compares the uptake of Windows 8 versus Windows 7 and Vista (the OS people loathed before Win8). Net Applications monitors operating system usage by looking at the OS version of users who access around 40,000 sites it monitors for its clients.

Within the same amount of time, Windows 8 usage uptake has somehow slipped behind Vista in the same point in its release. Windows 8 online usage share is around 1.6 percent of all Windows PCs, whereas Vista had a 2.2 percent share in the same period two months after release.

While it doesn’t spell the end of the OS, it must be more than a little worrying for Microsoft when your most-loathed OS in history did better than your so-called revolutionary one.

(Special thanks to Reddit)

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  • Ocelotty1

    I have Win 8 on 3 PC’s now; I could never imagine going back to that slow ass win 7. It does take a bit of bashing into shape but once you figure it out the performance upgrades make it well worth it

  • you amateur analysts jump the gun WAY too fast on this stuff. You act like something is going to be a failure the day it comes out and need to come up with all of this BS data to cover your asses. Windows 8 hasn’t even been out for 3 months yet and you guys are already acting like it’s a bigger failure than Vista was. Give it time to grow before making such hasty ass calculations. Maybe it’s just something that’s picking up a slow adoption rate and taking time for people to get used to.


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