When Microsoft first launched Windows 8 back in October 2012 many users were excited about it, but it really failed to impress. After using it many users switched back to Windows 7 or just did not upgrade at all. Market share data provided by StatCounter shows that Windows 8 lost nearly half of users in the last 12 months.
Back in April of 2014 Windows 8 had a market share of 7.81% and it was losing users gradually. Fast forward to November 2014 and only 5.42% of desktops were running the operating system. As it continues to decline it is now only powering 3.99% of PCs across the world, so in 12 months it lost 48.91% of its users.
Current Windows 8 users won’t have to wait that much longer as Windows 10 is on the horizon. This new operating system with come with plenty of new features and is one of the more anticipated versions of Windows. What’s even better is that Windows 10 will be free of charge for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Window 8.1 users.