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Windows 8 is currently doing worse than Vista did at launch

Windows 8 is still not doing so well, is proving to be less popular than Windows Vista

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 31, 2012 at 3:35 am CST (0 mins, 56 secs time to read)

I've got to admit, this is the first version of Windows that has come out that I have just not had any interest in. Usually I have the beta of the latest version, then the RC, and then the RTM at the first second I can get them from TechNet. Windows 8? Not so much.

Windows 8 is currently doing worse than Vista did at launch | TweakTown.com

It looks like most consumers are having the same apprehensions, as the next-gen, touch-optimized OS from Microsoft has had a bad uptake when compared to Windows Vista. Windows 8's uptake has now fallen behind Vista's in the same point in it's release according to Net Applications' data.

Windows 8's online usage share is around 1.6% of all Windows PCs, which is less than the 2.2% share that Windows Vista sported at the same two-month mark after its release. The data was collected up until December 22, so there's still just over a week of data until the end of the year to collect. But I'm sure that by then it won't make a difference.

Are you surprised by this? Have you got Windows 8 - what are your thoughts on Microsoft's latest and greatest (?) OS?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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