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Windows 8 (MSFT) only made up 2.67% of PC Web traffic in February, per Net Applications. That's...

Windows 8 (MSFT) only made up 2.67% of PC Web traffic in February, per Net Applications. That's up modestly from 2.36% in January, and is the latest datapoint suggesting a slow adoption rate for Microsoft's latest OS. Windows 7 and XP accounted for 83.5% of Web traffic between them. (previous)
Comments (17)
  • And XP was 90% of that
    1 Mar 2013, 06:43 PM Reply Like
  • Really?? That's funny the article shows the below...

     

    Windows XP: 38.99%
    Windows 7: 44.55%

     

    clearly XP wasn't "90%" of that...
    1 Mar 2013, 06:46 PM Reply Like
  • Sorry just having fun
    1 Mar 2013, 06:53 PM Reply Like
  • ah gotchya lol was so confused!
    1 Mar 2013, 07:00 PM Reply Like
  • That's great news...

     

    Microsoft 85.86%
    Rest is 14.14%

     

    If this was a basketball game, they would change the rules like they did on Shaq!

     

    I think you know where I am going. They did. Called Microsoft a monopoly even though that is not a true statement. There are options except the options like Apple are too expensive and are closer to the monopoly definition. Or the quality of others like StarOffice did not come close to Microsoft Office, although they were very nearly free.

     

    Way to go Microsoft.....keep the dividends and revenue growing!
    1 Mar 2013, 06:51 PM Reply Like
  • Running 5 computers with Windows 8, Windows 7, XP as well as Vista. Windows XP for me is the best operating system out of all.
    Vista is the worst of them all.
    1 Mar 2013, 07:34 PM Reply Like
  • Wow I would have thought 8 was worse. Is it second worst?
    1 Mar 2013, 07:46 PM Reply Like
  • If you buy a new pc you really don't have a choice but to get win8 in it now...and that's probably where the little bit of growth came from

     

    people don't want to upgrade to it because touch screen laptops and pc's aren't practical for many users...it's a whole different story for smartphones/tablets though...microsoft failed to recognize this or they took the easy way out when developing win8
    1 Mar 2013, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • Touch & Windows 8 increases productivity and reduces wrist problems associated with the mouse. It is unfortunate that adoption is going slower than anticipated.

     

    2.65% is about 35 million daily users. Just under 9 million installed per month. Probably double that sold to OEMs and stores, sitting on shelves. I'd guess 70-80 million copies sold.

     

    As expected, Windows 8 will have an active daily user base of 100-150 million in its first year.

     

    Seems low compared to smartphones, but PCs have a much longer lifecycle. Phones/tablets are disposable.
    1 Mar 2013, 08:01 PM Reply Like
  • am I the only one who likes Win 8? I admit I had Vista before, but really its a fine OS.
    1 Mar 2013, 10:29 PM Reply Like
  • I bought 3 new laptops with Windows 8 (one is the Surface Pro, and one is the Yoga) I also upgrade the workhorse PC to Win 8 to extend its life. The performance gains are worth the missing-the-start-button hassle. I just learned how to use the hot keys to complement the non-touch devices. On the Surface and the Yoga, Win 8 really shines.
    1 Mar 2013, 10:48 PM Reply Like
  • I have Win8 on my Lenovo Twist. It is not perfect, and needs a few iterations, but certainly already a great fast OS for hybrids.
    2 Mar 2013, 08:45 AM Reply Like
  • I have Win8 with touch and love it; phones and tablets with Win8 are in my long term plans...
    2 Mar 2013, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • I agree. I wonder how many moaners ever really used Windows 8 more than playing with the Beta.......... if they even did that. As a user of Apple, Unix, Linux, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 I feel that Windows 8 is the trend of the future. It's fast, boots in an instant and touch is done right for those that have it. Finally, it's the only practicle OS that is identical in phone, tablet, laptop and desktop. Buy MS now before everyone else figures that out.
    2 Mar 2013, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • But its different, and nothing different is ever good.
    2 Mar 2013, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • chromebook is also taking market share
    2 Mar 2013, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • My surface pro and windows phones are extensions of my business that are simply amazing. I am beyond happy with my experience...
    4 Mar 2013, 07:15 AM Reply Like
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