5 Months of Windows 8 and Surface RT: Still Overwhelmingly “Meh”@ 2013/04/08
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.