There are many folks that don’t like Windows 8 simply because the Start button is lacking or just because they don’t adapt to the new Modern touch user interface. But is Windows 8 that bad that it would make some keep using Windows Vista? Apparently, this is true in quite a lot of countries.
In the United States, Windows Vista had a market share of 9.29% compared to Windows 8’s market share of 6.6%. In Europe, Windows 8 managed to obtain only 5.95% of the operating systems market while Vista had less than in the United States, 7.67%. Mac OS X was above Windows Vista in both geographical locations, as well. Windows 7 still remains the absolute leader, being followed by Windows XP.
On a worldwide scale, though, Windows 8 has managed to surpass Windows Vista, with 6.12% compared to 5.85%. So, this means that it wasn’t Europe and North America which drove the Windows 8 adoption, but the rest of the world. The data provided by Stat Counter only covers desktop PCs laptops.