There is no way that Soluto’s Windows 8 install base of 3.1% is representative of the market as a whole......
And therein lies the crux of the matter: Even if Windows 8
is awful, the PC juggernaut virtually guarantees that by this time next year there will be 400 million PCs running the new operating system. The PC market won’t last forever, though, which is exactly why Microsoft has made a very rapid right-angle turn into the tablet market. Really, the only metric that we ought to be watching is the number of Windows 8 tablets
— and at the moment, even
if we go by Soluto’s figures, things aren’t looking very good at all.