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Windows 8 ekes out 3.2 percent of desktop OS market

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    Windows 8 ekes out 3.2 percent of desktop OS market


    Microsoft's latest OS is gaining ground but is still in fourth place behind Vista, according to Web tracker Net Applications.

    Windows 8 is slowly carving out a slightly larger slice of the OS market.

    The latest flavor of Windows captured 3.17 percent of all desktop OS traffic tracked by Net Applications in March. That was a small gain from the 2.67 percent share in February.

    Since its official debut last October, Windows 8 has very gradually risen up the ranks, at least in Net Applications' Web traffic reports.


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    Windows 8 ekes out 3.2 percent of desktop OS market | Microsoft - CNET News

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    We're in the process of buying new computers at my office and are more or less going with Windows 8 on them right from Dell. This gives us the OEM license, it's the same price as Windows 7 and since we are using laptops, the faster bootups and such of Windows 8 are very welcome to the end users.

    I end up doing a 15 minute training session with those I deploy Windows 8 too. I've also found a few YouTube videos on how to use Windows 8 that I make them watch before I will answer any additional questions.
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    Compare that to Vista or Windows 7 after 4 months.

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    Yes, Vista did better - and that wasn't popular - the economy wasn't good then either.

    As pp implies , when people have to buy a new pc - it has 8 on it.

    Inevitable the uptake will increase as time goes by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Compare that to Vista or Windows 7 after 4 months.

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    Ouch! Lower acceptance rate than Vista. That has to be a punch in the gut for Microsoft. Even if people are wrong, haters, young, old, dumb etc, the number still are bad. Acceptance of the product is bad. It's becoming less of an opinion and more a fact that people are rejecting Microsoft's direction with Windows 8.
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    And that is Windows 8 on all platforms including the tablets and phones. The Vista nums were PC only.
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    A better picture, especially with some historical context: Operating system market share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    A better picture, especially with some historical context: Operating system market share.
    Interesting chart. Windows 7 had a little dip around last Christmas and now it picks up again.
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    What is amazing is the number of XP users, though much of that may represent the corporate sector, which is somewhat locked into XP and can't change easily. However, for those corporate entities that have plans to move from XP (very likely plans that have been on the cards for a year or two), will most likely move to Windows 7. I know that Australian government entities are moving to Windows 7 and will be on that platform for many years to come. If that is reflected worldwide, then Windows 7 numbers will be increasing.
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    In month 5, the gap widens


    Now that the month 5 results are in for Windows 8 acceptance, we notice a widening of the gap between Windows 8 acceptence versus Vista and Windows 7. It is actually lower than Windows 7 after 1 month.


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    Uptake gap between Windows 8 and Vista widens even as new OS gains share - Computerworld
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