It’s been a year now since Microsoft launched its latest operating system, Windows 8. The release includes some really cool features, particularly for touch screens, yet its adoption numbers are paltry. Although its user base has been growing consistently by about 0.5 percent each month (or at an annual rate of 6 percent), as of the beginning of June, just 4.3 percent of users were running Windows 8, according to NetMarketShare. Meanwhile, Windows 7 users accounted for 44.8 percent of the market—and that number actually increased from October 2012.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and that smell may well be Microsoft. Here’s why:
What do you think?