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One of the most maligned operation systems that Microsoft put out there was Vista. But Computerworld is saying Vista accounted for a larger market share of PC's during its brief existence than Windows 8.
Yes it is still early, but Windows 8 had just 1.72% of the market at the end of last month. Let's compare that to Windows 7. It had 4% of market share after just three weeks on the street three years ago. And how's Windows 7 doing today? Pretty comfortable at 45% of all OS market share.
Undaunted, Microsoft has been touting the sale of 40 million Windows 8 licenses. But early reports indicate many of those machines are still sitting on stock room shelves. Other manufacturers say there isn't a lot of interest in Windows 8 right now, though the numbers are slowly improving.
So why isn't it taking off like its predecessor? Some analysts say it's probably due to a mix of the new look interface and overall sluggishness in the traditional PC market.
One thing's certain. In this day and age, tech companies can't afford to slowly build. Can you imagine a similar story about an iPhone?