It’s been over a month since the release of Windows 8 by Microsoft, but still most IT houses are still stagnant to adoption of this new version of Windows because of support to third-party applications on Windows 8.
Windows 7, which was released in 2009, has already been adopted by most of the organizations and therefore those big organizations are now avoiding the adoption of new Windows 8 so early due to the fear that many third-party applications may not run on it. There are very few chances that the organizations will go forward with the adoption of Windows 8 before the release of Windows 9.
Tim Robinson, network administrator at Waltonen Engineering Inc. in Warren, Mich, said in a statement that they would be more satisfied with the use of Windows 7 until they are made sure that needed third-party applications runs without any interruptions on Windows 8.
Another cause for stagnant adoption of Windows 8 by organizations is the popularity of 11-year old XP which is still being used and has a current share of 41 percent in all desktop PCs. Adding into it is the Microsoft’s support for Windows XP which will expire in 2014. Further, Windows 8 has 45 percent share in all desktop PCs (report by Web Analytics firm NetApplications). Windows 8, currently, has 1 percent share while Windows Vista runs on 6 percent of Desktop PCs.
IT admin of Con. J. Franke Electric Inc. (XP shop in Stockton, California) Scott Frazier said in a statement that they are considering the option to move to Windows 8. But they think they would be better off holding on to it until some improvements are made in the support to third-party applications or they would be regretting their move to Windows 8.
Another factor to low sale of Windows 8 is the level of interest shown by IT pros which is quite low as compared to the interest shown in the post-release period of Windows 7. According to the report, submitted by Forrester Research Inc., interest shown by IT pros to Windows 8 is half the interest shown by them in Windows 7 during initial post-release period.
Further, the exit of Microsoft’s Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky has put a bad impression about Windows 8 initial sales projection. Adding to it, Windows 8 has also been considered as vulnerable to some malwares and viruses.
But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had something different to say altogether. He said in a statement that the response to their new Windows has been great and Microsoft has already sold 4 million copies of Windows 8 in a very short time. Another spokesman of Windows 8 has also shut down the reports of low popularity of Windows 8 by saying that it is too early to make decision of Windows 8 future.
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