Windows 8 continues to flop hard

“The real take-away from Net Applications’ May 2013 release of NetMarketShare monthly operating system statistics is that, as PC sales continue to collapse, Microsoft’s Windows 8 could be a factor behind the plunge,” Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports for ZDNet.

“Windows 8 continues to fall behind Microsoft’s previous top operating system failure, Vista, and Windows is no longer the dominant end-user operating system when PCs, smartphones and tablets are considered,” Vaughan-Nichols reports. “Windows 8’s month-over-month growth rate is lagging further and further behind Vista’s dreadful 2007 adoption numbers. When comparing the operating systems when they were first launched, Windows 8’s adoption rate in its first month trailed Vista by just over half-a-percent among PC buyers. Now, in their 8th month out, Vista’s market-share numbers now lead Windows 8 by 3.64 percent.”

Vaughan-Nichols reports, “NetMarketShare’s mobile operating system statistics show Apple iOS holding the lead with a strong 59.49-percent, followed by Android with 24.4-percent. Java ME, with 10.2-percent and Symbian with 2.06-percent, which aren’t even smartphone operating systems bring up the rear. Below these we find the once mighty Blackberry OS, with a mere 2.06-percent, and all combined versions of Windows Phone with a tiny 1.21-percent. Microsoft’s mobile operating system share is actually worse than it appears. None of its most recent smartphone/tablet operating systems, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 or RT. even breaks the 0.01-percent mark on NetMarketShare’s mobile/tablet operating system market share chart.”

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    1. It’s the typical long-time Windows user who probably feels like that “fish out of water”…

      Amazingly, the latest version of Mac OS X makes traditional Windows users feel more “at home” than the latest version of Windows.

  1. Bringing back the Start button to W8 and/or Sr. Executives “realignment” are just windows dressing which will neither wow-back defected customers nor bring in new customers, what Microsoft needs now is a complete overhaul (It’ll be next to impossible) of its corporate culture.

    Microsoft continue milking its Windows OS and Office products to fund other revenue losing products such as Bing, XBox…etc. I doubt this practice is sustainable.

    Hey Microsoft, perhaps you neglect to notice that keep printing out Windows/Office licenses stickers are not a good way to keep business afloat.

    my 2 cents…

    1. The Famous Windows Start Button…
      how foolish, I mean, I flick the switch to power on the machine, the system boots usually. I figure, the damn thing has already started, doh. What the hell is this Button got to do with anything. Retarded Redmond.

    1. “You say you want evolutionnnnn…
      Well-ell you knnoow-oohh
      iOS X is the way to go!”

      “But if you go talking about
      Chairman Ballmer.
      His products will end up
      with an embalmer!”

      “Don’t you know it’s gonna be, Apple…
      Don’t you know it’s gonna be, Apple…
      Don’t you know it’s gonna be, Apple…”

      guitar rift insert here…

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