Windows 8 Consumer Preview usage twice that of Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Microsoft had a vision. It wanted its users to re-imagine the way they interact with their daily computers. It wanted to bring a change, a positive one. And that change was Windows 8. Windows 8 Consumer Preview was launched on 29th February 2012 and has been going strong since then. Millions have already started using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which comes as a fresh change from the earlier Windows version, namely Windows 7.

Chitika Insights has conducted a new research study to determine the current rate of adoption of Windows 8 Consumer Preview in the U.S and Canada,  the results of which might be good news for the Microsofties.

To quantify this study, Chitika took a sample composed of hundreds of millions of ad impressions from within its Ad network; ranging from April 13 to April 19, 2012.

A user agent analysis was then conducted on this sample of data to determine the current rate of adoption for Windows 8 compared to other Windows operating systems available in the market.

A table depicting the results of this study can be seen below:

The compiled results hang in favor of Steven Sinofsky and his Windows 8 team. Windows 8 CP makes up for 0.13% of all Windows traffic. In simple words, it means one out of every 1000 runs the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This traffic level is twice that of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion and thrice that of the Windows 8 Developer Preview. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview has many updates and improvements compared to the Developer Preview and has held quite well from the past two months (almost). Though it’s a bit buggy too but a clean, fast and refreshing Windows 8 is expected during the final version launch.

Though the results may be regional (only U.S and Canada), they do reflect the traffic levels across the globe, thus giving the Windows 8 team a shot in their arm.

Thanks to the impressive list of new additions and refreshing changes, Microsoft has a winner in Windows 8!

Microsoft Student Partner | Computer Science graduate | Loves flirting with technology | Microsoft watcher | Syed Asrarullah lives on the web at @asrartheone.

10 Comments

  1. caruso81

    Hold on a minute….this is the dumbest post ever.

    Windows 8 Consumer is free and available to the public. Mac OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview is available only to registered developers at $99 a pop.

    And you’re telling me that the Windows Preview has more users?!?

    I’m shocked…shocked, I tell you!!

    I swear, there must be some kind of maximum IQ to be a tech blogger these days.

  2. jabtano

    I’ve been using win8 now for about 4 weeks nothing but. Aside from some small stuff and I gear that to being a prevue this OS is pretty darn sharp. I’ll buy it when it comes out.. but only if it works with my WP device otherwise I’ll go back to seven.

  3. Jim Boyd

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that only 7% of the computer users worldwide use a Mac…

    Why not just write informative articles as opposed to misleading MS propaganda?

  4. Mfisher1967

    I believe the author of this article has been smoking something. Perhaps he has not seen this 51 page thread on the Windows 8 Customer Preview forum that has over 500 posts (most on forum) about Microsoft’s need to provide users a way to opt out of the Metro UI and restore the Start Menu button. Though a few posts, very few, are from folks that like Metro, the overwhelming majority have no plans to purchase/upgrade to Windows 8. I subscribe to Technet, but can tell you that after using the Developer and Customer Preview builds, Windows 8 makes Vista and Windows ME look good! No one has provided a compelling case for how Windows 8 makes computing better, more efficient or easier on Windows 8, especially in the enterprise environment. The steep learning curve associated with Metro and Full-Screen Apps will make many business customers look to Apple and Linux IMHO. Personally, I just purchased a new iMac and am typing this on my laptop that used to run Windows 7 and now runs only Lubuntu Linux. I see what is coming with Windows 8 and I do not like what I see.

  5. Mfisher1967

    I believe the author of this article has been smoking something. Perhaps he has not seen this 51 page thread on the Windows 8 Customer Preview forum that has over 500 posts (most on forum) about Microsoft’s need to provide users a way to opt out of the Metro UI and restore the Start Menu button. Though a few posts, very few, are from folks that like Metro, the overwhelming majority have no plans to purchase/upgrade to Windows 8. I subscribe to Technet, but can tell you that after using the Developer and Customer Preview builds, Windows 8 makes Vista and Windows ME look good! No one has provided a compelling case for how Windows 8 makes computing better, more efficient or easier on Windows 8, especially in the enterprise environment. The steep learning curve associated with Metro and Full-Screen Apps will make many business customers look to Apple and Linux IMHO. Personally, I just purchased a new iMac and am typing this on my laptop that used to run Windows 7 and now runs only Lubuntu Linux. I see what is coming with Windows 8 and I do not like what I see.

  6. John Alldis

    Windows 8 Consumer is free and available to the public. Mac OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview is available only to registered developers at $99 a pop.
    Speaks for its-self Apple should stick to making their iphone JUNK more appealing
    I WOULD NOT USE apple/mac unless they were giving them away? Nice one KING BILLY Gates

  7. Son of man

    Why are you pansy asses taking sides with macs in the windows club?

  8. Jim Boyd

    Just by asking that question….you’ve already proven you wouldn’t understand the answer, but here goes.

    Microsoft, has a bad habit of bending the facts and creating propaganda style marketing techniques. We are simply pointing out the ridiculous way the writer of this article totally misrepresented the reality of why “Consumer Preview usage twice that of Mac OS X Mountain Lion” in typical MS BS fashion.

    It’s a matter of numbers and and platform popularity…it has nothing to do with Windows 8 being a better product. In fact…the majority of non-Microsoft biased reviews of Windows 8 have pointed out that is lacking in many ways and will likely bomb in in the same way Windows ME and Vista have previously.

  9. Mfisher1967

    Because after 30+ years of using Microsoft products, I can see the writing on the proverbial wall. Windows has maintained its position due to familiarity and enterprise use. Windows 8 will be too radical for mainstream business & enterprise IT to adopt (IMHO). Given the success of the iPad and iPhone, users have been inundating IT for official support/adoption of Apple products. Let’s face it, Blackberry is not able to compete against the iPhone and Windows phone is not there yet either. So what is left….OSX and iOS. I feel that OSX Mountain Lion will be easier for folks to embrace, especially with Office 2011 for Mac installed. I am not an Apple fanboy, but do feel that Windows 8 will be the next Windows ME & Vista in terms of adoption rates. Perhaps downgrade licenses, if available, will be used to inflate sales though.

  10. email

    I believe the comparison of Windows And Mac is not correct and neither of them can take each other place. Windows has its special advantages and market and Mac too.
    But let be honest! The Apple company tries to introduce a better way of using its products like Mac OS and zooms on new features in which some of them are usable and some of them are not and meanwhile does not make a bunch of changes may get them out of the users mind and grant being useless them all despite the Microsoft that often its promotion path challenges us and moves to the demotion on its products like Windows ME. At the end I should confess the world is under the Microsoft’s hands and the computerised life is beholden of it as seen around variety of the new technologies which are created for the first time.

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