Windows 8 has often been criticized for the changes it brings to the OS market, especially because it pushes all users towards a touch-based experience, so adoption remains low almost 9 months after launch.
Statistics provided by Net Applications show that Windows
8 is currently installed on 5.40 percent of computers worldwide
, while Windows XP, the ancient operating system
that’ll be soon retired, is still powering 37.19 percent of the machines across the globe.
According to Microsoft
watcher Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite.com
, there are approximately 88.5 million Windows 8 users out there, based on Microsoft’s estimates that 1.5 billion of the PCs
are now running its own operating system.