The last two editions of Windows operating system-Windows Vista and Windows 8- have been great failures for Microsoft, experts say.
Tech analyst Gregg Keizer performed an analysis of both the operating systems and tried to find out which one was the worst ever operating system by tech giant Microsoft.
Keizer tried to find out the uptake of Windows 8 in comparison to Windows Vista so as to derive conclusion for which one suited customers better among the two.
Referring to the July figures of Net Applications, Keizer said: While Vista ran on 14.3 percent of all Windows-based PCs, Windows 8 was found running on 13.6 percent of all Windows-based PCs.
Up until July, the market performance of Windows 8 was pretty better than Vista but the as the July proceeded, the figures were depressing for the former.
Keizer says that Windows was running slightly ahead of Vista’s uptake in the beginning of July but latest figures show its steep fall in comparison to other dismal performer Windows Vista.
He further says Windows 8 lost its user share in June too. It was almost same as it had been in May.
The falling trend suggests bad days ahead for Microsoft’s Windows 8.
Keizer says it’s the correct time when Microsoft should pull the plug on Windows 8 and concentrate on launching its next OS, probably Windows 9.
Keizer says by pulling the plug he doesn’t mean that Microsoft should abandon giving its support to the OS. But he tends that the tech giant should not bother spending dollars beyond the necessary basics.
Following the analysis of market figures, the computer world’s expert concludes that Windows 8 is kaput and can’t be saved despite several efforts. So, it’s better that Microsoft shifts its focus on its next Operating System.