Windows 8 Performance Remains Weak
Since its introduction in October 2012, Microsoft’s latest operating system has failed to keep up with its predecessors. In December 2013, the combined market share of Windows 8 and 8.1 reached the ten percent mark, 15 months after the operating system was released. In comparison, Windows 7 reached the same level after a mere six months.
According to data from Net Applications, an acceleration of Windows 8’s market share is not on the cards for early 2014. In January, it increased by just 0.09 percent.
Many users criticize the new Metro interface, which was designed primarily for touchscreen monitors, making it compatible with mobile devices.
Number of employees at the Microsoft Corporation from 2005 to 2015 (in 1,000s)
Number of Microsoft's employees 2005-2015
Microsoft's global revenue in the fiscal years from 2002 to 2015 (in billion U.S. dollars)
Microsoft's global revenue 2002-2015
Microsoft's net income from 2002 to 2015 (in billion U.S. dollars)
Net income of Microsoft 2002-2015
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