Windows 8 Is Four Times Less Popular than Windows 7 in the First Year on the Market

Microsoft’s latest operating system fails to woo shoppers

By on January 3rd, 2013 12:27 GMT

Windows 8 is currently installed on 1.72 percent of desktop computers across the world, figures provided by market researcher Net Applications indicate, but this data also confirms that Microsoft’s latest Windows contraption is a lot less successful as compared to its predecessor.

Windows 7 is currently the world’s number one operating system and as far as users of previous Windows versions are concerned, it’s their number one choice when it comes to OS migration.

But Windows 8’s 1.72 percent market share also reveals that Microsoft’s latest software is four times less popular than Windows 7 in its first year on the market.

Windows 8 was officially released on October 26, 2012 and recorded a 0.36 percent market share for the entire year. Windows 7, on the other hand, saw daylight on October 22, 2009 and reached a share of 1.47 percent during the same timeframe.

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