Users remain significantly less enthused about Windows 8
than they were three years ago about the then-unfinished Windows 7, according to data from an analytics firm.
The new numbers from California-based Net Applications hint at a lukewarm reception for Windows 8.
Just 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 -- or 20 out of 10,000 -- were powered by Windows 8. (Also see "Windows 8 Consumer Preview: A Visual Tour."
As in April, when Computerworld
last used Net Applications' data to analyze Windows 8 uptake
, the new OS' June numbers were dramatically lower than Windows 7's at the same point in its development.
In 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 7's share was four times that of Windows 8.