S ome interesting results from a Net Applications report were recently released. It shows only 0.11 percent of PC owners are running Windows 8 Consumer Preview since its February 29th release.
This isn’t too surprising considering it’s still in beta. We also don’t know how many users will latch on to the Windows 8 tablets when they arrive on the market.
What is surprising, according to the report, is there are still more users of Windows 2000 and NT than Windows 8 – though only by a small margin.
According to our own poll on February 15th, out of 890 votes, 82% of you said you were counting down the days until the February 29th release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Remember it’s completely free for anyone to download and test out. While we certainly don’t recommend using Windows 8 Consumer Preview on your main system, there are other ways to test it out. We have articles showing the following.
- Run Windows 8 in VirtualBox
- Fresh Install Windows 8
- Upgrade to Windows 8 Over the Web
- Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8
Our question this week is – Are you currently running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Vote, then leave a comment and join the discussion!