“â€œJust 0.18 percent of all the computers that went online during June ran one of the previews of Windows 8, statistics Net Applications showed last week. Of those PCs running Windows, 0.2 percent â€” or 20 out of 10,000 â€” were powered by Windows 8.
â€œAs in April, when Computerworld last used Net Applicationsâ€™ data to analyze Windows 8 uptake, the new OSâ€™ June numbers were dramatically lower than Windows 7â€²s at the same point in its development.
â€œIn June 2009, four months before its launch, Windows 7 accounted for 0.75 percent of all computers and 0.80 percent of all Windows machines. In other words, Windows 7â€²s share was four times that of Windows 8.â€”
Users and OEMs are grim about “8”‘s prospects. What are retailers going to do, open bargain-basements for “8”?