Survey Finds That Consumers Don’t Want Windows 8….. Sucks To Be Microsoft

According to USA Today, PC security firm Avast recently polled 350,000 users of its PC antivirus software. Among other things, only 9% of U.S. respondents are interested in upgrading to Windows 8:

The survey results underscore lukewarm response to Windows 8, which introduces a radical new PC user interface involving use of a touch screen in addition to a keyboard and mouse.

If that’s not enough, there’s more:

Reports of software applications designed for earlier versions of Windows not working well on Windows 8 haven’t helped, says George Otte, CEO of Geeks on Site, a repair service. “Windows 7 works just fine,” Otte says. “It’s not a major priority to make a change, especially if there might be apprehensions about bugs.”

I have to admit that I’m not in a huge rush to upgrade to Windows 8 as I have no practical need for it as this time. In the meantime, I’d take a look at the full article as it is very revealing. It’s also not very good news for Microsoft.

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