Originally Posted by plovell
I wonder how many of those 100 million are still in use?
That would be a *very* interesting statistic.
I think you might end up surprised.
Out of my experience - limited as it is, I do work in IT and know reasonable number of people using PC. While I do read some very vocal complains about Windows 8, I'm yet to know a person who I know
has used Win 8 for any reasonable period of time (as in longer than 15 - 30 minutes) and dumped it. This include my company - small as it is, 17 out of 20 people moved to Win 8 and, even if everyone was obliged to make a full backup before moving, no one has restored it.
Last person who upgraded - my boss - was winging for 30 minutes or so, then he got into it enough to start feeling comfortable. An hour later he was happy with it, his backup permanently deleted next day. Granted we are all IT, home users might take a bit longer to get there, but again we are talking hours, not days.
I know only one person who uses one of those Win 8 Start button workarounds, lady over 60. Someone set that up for her. I didn't personally check every PC I know to run W8, there might be more Start-button-sick people, but I don't expect too many of them.