Data suggests that Windows 8 is less popular than Vista

Data seems to suggest that Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 8, is proving less popular than Windows Vista – an operating system that many in the enthusiast community has panned for being slow, clunky and unresponsive. Data from Net Applications, collected from monitoring 40,000 sites for its clients suggest that Windows 8 online usage share two months after it’s initial release is around 1.6%, which is less than the 2.2% share that Windows Vista commanded 2 months after its release.

While this sounds pretty dire, you also have to take note that there’s a number of factors that may have affected the stats, chief of which is the availability of multiple OS nowadays, which include iOS, Android and OS X to name a few. You can also blame the high cost of Windows 8 touch-equipped notebooks for this particular stat.