5X Slower Adoption of Windows 8 in Comparison To Windows 7
Only 0.45 per cent of all Windows machines
Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is only running on 45 out of every 10,000 PCs, according to new figures, putting adoption far below the initial Windows 7 uptake.
According to data released Thursday by Web measurement firm Net Applications, 0.45% of all computers running Windows during October were powered by Windows 8. That number, which represents 45 out of every 10,000 Windows machines, was a jump of slightly more than one-third over the month before.
But it’s a far cry from Windows 7′s uptake: At the end of October 2009, Windows 7 accounted for 2.33% of all Windows PCs, or 233 out of 10,000. That puts Windows 7 as the easy winner in the early race. Its share of all Windows PCs in its release month was more than five times that of Windows 8′s.
Net Applications measures operating system usage by tracking unique visitors to approximately 40,000 sites it monitors for clients.