“Windows 8 is doing significantly worse than Microsoft’s biggest failure, Windows Vista,” John Rizzo writes for MacWindows. “Five months after its debut last fall, Windows 8 has a 2.67% market share. Windows Vista had 4.52% market share at its 5-month mark. You can run Windows 8 on a Mac, but it seems few want to run it on a PC. And Windows Blue won’t change this.”
“The numbers are surprising when you consider that Windows Vista was the Edsel of tech, one of the most spectacular market failures of the last decade,” Rizzo writes. “But the lag behind Vista is even worse when you consider that Microsoft’s plan of running Windows 8 on multiple platform didn’t strengthen the OS. Instead, it is failing on multiple platforms.”
Rizzo writes, “Steven Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet recently wrote: ‘Windows 8’s failure is actually greater than it appears. The tablet and phone markets in 2007 were next to non-existent. Now, in a market where NPD expects tablets to out sell notebooks by year’s end, neither Windows 8 nor its cousins Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 even appear on NetApplication’s mobile and tablet reports for February 2013. How bad is that? Android 1.6, with is tiny 0.02% of the market, does make the list.’ The Android 1.6 that Windows 8 hasn’t caught up to is 5 years old.”
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