“After a month on the market, Windows 8’s usage uptake resembles 2007’s Vista — ultimately a poor performer for Microsoft — rather than the eventually successful Windows 7, a Web measurement company said Saturday,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.

“According to Net Applications, 1.2% of all Windows PCs ran Windows 8 during November, more than double its share the month before,” Keizer reports. “While Windows 8 uptake rate edged Vista’s first full month — that OS ended February 2007 with a 1% share of all Windows systems — the new edition actually jumped less than the problem- and perception-plagued Vista. From January to February 2007, Vista increased its share more than five times, compared to the doubling of Windows 8.”:

Keizer reports, “By the end of Vista’s second month, it accounted for 2.2% of all copies of Windows. To equal that, Windows 8 will have to add another full percentage point to its share in December. Net Applications’ statistics corroborate other data that showed Windows 8 has not prompted consumers or businesses to buy new PCs.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Last week, the NPD Group said that in the four weeks since Windows 8’s Oct. 26 debut, U.S. consumer PC sales had dropped 21% compared to the same period in 2011. NPD’s conclusion: Windows 8’s introduction not only failed to boost PC sales, but it also did nothing to slow the year-long slide.”

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