PC optimization software Soluto helps optimise computers for more than 3 million people in 182 countries, and along the way collect a lot of data about their users.
Their stats reveal that Windows 8 is rapidly replacing Windows 7 PCs at a rate higher than it may appear from the US market.
European nations such as Hungary and Portugal are adopting Windows 8 most quickly, with almost 9 percent adoption in Hungary and 5.29 percent in Portugal. China is also moving quickly, with more than 7 percent of Windows users already on Microsoft’s new operating system.
In US however users are upgrading a lot slower, with only 3.4% of users upgrading to Windows 8 in the country.
Those upgrading to Windows 8 are also seeing benefits, with the OS seeing 55% less app crashes and is found to be 84% less frustrating by users.
In terms of device installs, 5% of Windows 8 devices are tablets, up from 2% for Windows 7, 51% desktops and the rest laptops.
Early sales are evenly spread between OEM brands, with HP leading the way:
- 16.83% – HP
- 14.65% – Dell
- 10.71% – Gigabyte
- 10.32% – Asus
- 8.72% – Acer
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