Windows 8 Achieves the Unachievable; Proves Less Popular Than Vista

Two months after the release of Windows 8, it is proving less popular than Windows Vista was at the same point in it’s release.


According to a report by Kitguru, the online usage share of Windows 8 thus far is 1.6% of PCs, in comparison to Windows Vista, which claimed 2.2% at the same point. It’s not a world of difference, but certainly significant, and considering the widespread problems with Windows Vista, for Windows 8 to be doing worse is not a fantastic sign for Microsoft.

Of course, Windows 8 is perhaps one of the most significant changes to Windows ever, so it’s a risky business. Whilst it’s perhaps a little too early to decide for certain yet, it will be interesting to see the developing consumer reactions as more people buy new PCs with Microsoft’s new Operating System preloaded.

Do you think the new interface is a good thing, or has it spoilt the experience of Windows for you? Are you on Windows 8, or will you stick with Windows 7 for now? We’d love to hear your comments below.

Henry Cole

I'm an all round tech guy from Colchester, UK. I co-owned Geekily and regularly wrote here under "Geekily UK", but have since left the site to pursue other projects.

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2 Responses

  1. DanielSFaulkner says:

    I’m currently using Windows 8 right now and whilst I really hated it at first, after forcing myself to use it, it is possible to adjust to.

  2. illage2 says:

    I have Windows 8 myself, it’s not as bad as I originally thought and it cetainly doesn’t have the same problems Vista had.

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