Windows 8 Problems
Windows 8 has been demonstrating a very poor show since its launch. The crippled operating system is neither appealing to new PC buyers nor existing Windows users. The latest trend among some of the corporate users is to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. In recent months, there are more Windows 7 Vs Windows 8 comparisons than Windows 8 Vs Windows 8.1 comparisons. Although it is said that Windows 8.1 is a brand new operating system with streamlined Windows 8 features, folks are reluctant to try their luck with it.
Windows 8 adoption is far behind Windows 7- Report
The tech giant itself has admitted that Windows 8 is far behind Windows 7 in terms of adoption rate. A recent report issued by Tami Reller, Microsoft marketing executive, during Goldman Sachs conference, indicated that Windows 8 could sell only 200 million licenses during the first 15 months after its launch. Meanwhile, Windows 7 sold more than 240 million licenses in less than one year after its launch. The contrast between the two operating systems in terms of demand is quite bigger that one would ever expect.
What makes Windows 7 better than Windows 8?
In fact, there are no better features in Windows 7 than Windows 8. Windows 8 has an attractive user interface called Metro UI, which features tiles for each applications, quite similar to how applications are arranged in a smartphone. Conversely, Windows 7 sports a traditional user interface. For people who are familiar with smartphones, Windows 8 looks pretty simple and easy to use.
Windows 8 Adoption
Nevertheless, this wasn’t just what people were looking for. There is no much difference between Windows 8 and Windows 7. The major difference it has is the new appearance. But, people had high expectations about Windows 8. They thought Windows 8 would surprise them with new features, options and utilities.
The failure of Windows 8 lies in the fact that it has integrated only a few notable features against people’s expectation of numerous brand new features. Besides that, there is an increased tendency among people to make a Windows 7 Vs Windows 8 comparison before choosing between both operating systems.
Windows 8 has not only demonstrated a poor show on desktops but also on smartphones and new generation Surface tablets. The poor show of Windows 8 has also influenced the popularity of Windows 8.1 even though it is said to have addressed most Windows 8 problems.
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