I Love to Hate on Windows 8 January 2, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
How badly does Windows 8/8.1 suck? Well, 15 months after it was introduced, its market penetration is only 10.5%:
Good old Windows XP is losing ground quickly since Microsoft said they’re going to stop supporting it in April. Otherwise you’d see Windows XP & Windows 7 with a combined 80% of the market.
The most amazing thing about Windows XP is that it was introduced in 2001. 2001. Microsoft obviously hasn’t introduced much value into its operating system improvements over the past 12 years – at least from the consumer’s perspective.
It also tells you that most people are content with the way XP operates. They like the interface, the speed, and the low memory overhead. Windows 7 is like an updated version of XP with better security and networking, so it’s popular as well.
Vista and 8/8.1? Stinky.