windows 8 consumer Preview Popular than Mac OS X Mountain Lion
windows 8 consumer Preview More Popular than Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 7
Launched on February 29 in Barcelona during a side event at Mobile World Congress, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has already been adopted by many curious. Earlier this week, on his Twitter feed, Microsoft explained that in fact the number of testers of Windows 8 CP was twice as important as the adoption rate of Windows 7 Beta almost two months after its publication in January 2009. Within 24 hours of its availability Windows PC would have recorded an 8 million downloads.
Windows 8 consumer preview usage more than twice Windows 7 beta at the same point in time. Millions of people using everyday.#thankyou
— Building Windows 8 (@BuildWindows8) April 20, 2012
Experts from industry analyst firm Chitika Insights were interested in the adoption rate of Windows 8 in the U.S. and Canada. To do this they are based on the statistics returned by their own advertising counting the hundreds of millions of impressions between 13 and 19 April and then analyzing the ads displayed by Windows 8. According Chitika Insights, Windows 8 and holds a market share of 0.13% of all traffic generated by the different editions of Windows. For comparison, a study was similar set up by Chikita to determine the rate of adoption of Mountain Lion. Based on similar impressions of 1000, it represented only 0.06% while the traffic generated by the systems from Apple. The experts therefore conclude that the market share of Windows 8 is twice as important as the Mountain Lion.
Note however that Microsoft offers Windows PC free download 8 while it is necessary to have a developer account to retrieve Mountain Lion on Apple’s servers. The deal would have been different without this constraint for Apple? Recall that a version Release Preview for Windows 8 consumer preview is scheduled for June. This could then increase the market share of the system.