5 Months of Windows 8 and Surface RT: Still Overwhelmingly “Meh”

@ 2013/04/08
Shout “Windows 8” and you’re likely to hear “Vista” echoed back at you. For Microsoft, Windows 8 has received a Vista-like reception and it’s showing in tepid sales and an abysmal market share.

Windows 8 was released to the general public on October 26, 2012, over five months ago, and only just recently captured 3% of the total desktop operating system market share.

When it was released in October 2009, Windows 7 gobbled up 10% in the same amount of time. Rubbing more salt into its wounds, Windows Vista still retains a market share lead (5%) over the new (and vastly better) 8.

So why is that? Why is Windows 8 still sputtering and choking along? We have a few theories.

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