Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:08 UTC
Windows After ditching its Windows RT tablets from the US market, Samsung has now also confirmed to it's going to stop selling them in Germany and several other European countries. The company cites lack of interest from consumers and confusion over what Windows RT is. Combined with the massive discounts Microsoft is now giving to OEMs, the writing is on the wall here: Windows 8 - specifically on tablets but also in general - is turning into a failure.
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RE[2]: WTF? Wrong conclusion...
by Nelson on Wed 6th Mar 2013 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE: WTF? Wrong conclusion..."
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There are more people and more computer users now than when Vista released, yet if you compare the two, Vista was more successful than Win8 at launch in terms of raw numbers sold, and even more so in market share. Right now Windows 8 is about as common as Linux among Steam users.

Windows 8 on Steam has a 9% uptake. Compared to 2%ish for Linux.

I think you read their charts wrong.

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ricegf Member since:

That's true, but Linux achieved its 2 percent in two weeks, while Win 8 has had 4 months. Not bad at all. T'will be interesting to see the trends next month.

Two weeks ago, Valve released a stable version of its Steam for Linux client and it crossed the 2 percent mark, largely thanks to Ubuntu users.

Going forward, we expect Windows 8 to continue growing, but it won’t pass Windows 7 anytime soon. In the meantime, March will be the first time the Linux client is available for a full month, and we’ll see if it manages to surpass OS X adoption, as unlikely as that may seem.

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Nelson Member since:

I hope Linux does well. I'm not really cheering against them.

Linux's growth is impressive if it all came at once (Did Linux show up in stats prior to it going Stable, how significant was it?)

I can see them peaking at something like 5-7% usage on Steam, which isn't bad by any stretch of imagination. In fact, that'd be huge.

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