12-04-2012, 04:57 PM #1
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Looking at NetMarkeshare (markeshare.hitslink.com) I've derived that Windows 8 holds a 1.09% market share of the desktop operating system after 6 weeks? That's pretty amazing when you consider that Mac is at 7.04% (after how many years??) and Linux is at 1.25%. Pretty good start I'd say!
I'm not a math expert, so I'll just explain that I'm basing the Windows 8 market share on it being 1.19% of the Windows market share which is 91.46% of the desktop O/S market share. 1.19% of 91.46% is 1.09%. Accurate??
12-04-2012, 05:08 PM #2
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Well... I am one who believes that Microsoft needs to release an update as soon a possible to add some "wow" and power user functionalities and more reasons for people who use Windows 7 to switch to Windows 8... Because Windows 7 is a solid OS... And of course Microsoft needs to get people that uses XP to switch to Windows 8 by adding some must have features...
At the moment people that use XP or Win 7 don't see much need to upgrade it's just not that awesome for them...
But no.. it's around 1.40% which is very low for a Windows version after a month...
- 12-07-2012, 11:33 AM #3
Um, no. That's a catastrophically low number for a Microsoft release in that time period. Especially given the fact the Microsoft is reporting licenses sold, and all the analytics are showing that only a tiny fraction of those licenses are actually being used. My dad just bought a new laptop, and went out of his way to buy refurb to avoid W8. People just aren't interested in Windows 8.