Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Operating System Market Share
If Blue is as good as all the rumors and everything I think the market share will jump very high. Windows 7 was basically an updated Vista for the most part and look how that took off. The biggest things for Windows 8 to me in need start menu, boot to desktop, and driver/program support.
My rig - I7-4770K, ASUS Z87-A Mobo, 16 GB Corsair Ram, AMD 7990 GPU, CoolIT AiO Cooler, NZXT H630
Im one that loves windows 8 and seeing the changes in 8.1 are fantastic. People are holding back because windows 7 is still good and the metro start screen. Of all windows 8 is a nice upgrade when it comes down to things. People can say what they want but what it offers is better then windows 7.
Now with the atom tablet popping up everywhere, you get the best of everything, a full functioning pc as a tablet. I have to say tho Metro UI works well on the tablets.
If they make it actually practical for the end user to use a mouse and Keyboard in the OS, then they will make more money. Windows 8 is more suited for all-in-one touch screen computers, tablets, and other touch screen products. PC people want speed, because they (Don't deny this) are all lazy. We want to get exactly where we want to go, and we want there now. That's why 7 did so good, was because its pretty snappy, and is optimized for speedy access to your files (Compared to Modern UI). You dont have to drag your mouse all the way across the screen to click some MASSIVE button that insults your intelligence to get to your music.
Once they tweak it some more, maybe it will succeed. I'm still on shaky ground with it though.
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