While that's cause for cautious optimism, that doesn't mean that Windows 8 is out of the woods yet. So far, early indications from the site Net Applications show that Windows 8 is lagging a little behind Windows 7 in actual usage, meaning the number of computers out there on the Web.
According to Net Applications, by the end of October only 0.45% of all computers running Windows were using Windows 8. This compares to 2.33% for Windows 7 at the end of its release month, October, 2009, reports Gregg Keizer at Computerworld.
So while early sales of Windows 8 are encouraging, it's too soon to call Microsoft's radical new operating system a winner yet.
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