Windows 8 Help
It seems that Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 OS is approaching a standstill. Reports indicate that the adoption of rate of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have hit the lowest ever since the launch. Statistics published by Net Applications have also signalled the fate of Windows 8. The highlights of the report from Net Applications are given below.
According to the report, Windows 8 family of operating systems held 12.48 percent of the total Windows market share. It clearly indicates that the percentage hasn’t shown any sign of improvements over the last few months. According to experts, there are two factors responsible for the slow adoption of Windows 8, the popularity of Windows 7 and the hope that the upcoming Windows 9 operating system will outdo Windows 8.
It seems that people are no more talking about the much hyped Windows 8 features such as Windows 8 transfer and Windows Metro User Interface. In fact, the Metro UI has contributed to the low adoption rate of Windows 8. Windows 8 transfer was appreciated by many. Nevertheless, it remains an isolated feature.
TechBldr’s Joseph Awe opines that Microsoft comes up with flawless operating systems in every eight years. Microsoft released its flagship operating system Windows XP in 2001. Within a few months, the operating system crossed all the previous records and turned out to be the most popular Windows operating system until Windows 7 was released in 2009. Windows Vista, which was released prior to Windows 7 in 2007, could not allure many customers.
Windows 8 Problems
Many consider Vista to be the most flawed and criticized Windows operating system. But new reports indicate that Vista has been replaced by Windows 8 to be known as the most flawed Windows operating system.
How does the termination of XP support impact Windows 8 market share?
When the tech giant lifted Windows XP support on 8th of April, many believed that it was going to boost Windows 8 sale. But, what happened is just the opposite. In fact, the end of Windows XP support helped Windows 7 gain market share remarkably.
The tech world is looking forward now to the release of Windows 9, codenamed Windows threshold. There are rumours that Windows 9 would return most traditional Windows features including the Start button. Apparently, desktop/laptop users would immensely appreciate it. The ability of Windows 9 to fit to the device where it is being installed and optimize its features is another highlight that has caught the attention of many.
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