This graphic made me smile… I now know that I am NOT the only one that DOESN’T LIKE Windows 8! Woohoo!!! Does that make me feel better? Nope but it does make me hope for a fix soon. I love the touch screens on phones and tablets, but I think they didn’t think it all the way through when they made the same application for desktops.
Windows 8 was released about seven months ago and things have been on a downward spiral since then for Microsoft.
According to the latest study:
The ambitious re-design of the world’s leading operating system left long-time Windows users alienated, and as a consequence Windows 8 adoption has been tepid at best.
Compared to the launch of its predecessor three years ago, the start of Windows 8 looks downright catastrophic. According to research firm Net Applications, Windows 8 was used by no more than 4.3 percent of global PC users in May. By the same time three years ago, Windows 7 adoption was already three times as high.
Microsoft is planning a major update code named “BLUE” which is due to be released by the end of the year. I hope this update irons out the problems Windows 8. If it doesn’t, things are going to tougher for Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer. He will certainly have his hands full in turning things around. Hey @microsoft invite bloggers like me to try out the update… we use our computers for so much more than just gaming and playtime!
Today’s chart was provided by Statista.