This is the kind of people that makes me think world needs another holocaust or two. Same bullsh*t in every thread and feeling like some big goddamn heroes, too. Who the f* said anything about not enjoying Windows 8 so as to warrant that kind of dumb comments!
It's patently obvious that it is replacing Windows 7, because for the moment the only way Windows 8 can be sold is by being installed on desktop computers (in the buzzworded post-PC era, hurr durr). Because there are no mobile Windows 8 devices at the moment at all. Windows RT, on the other hand, is solely for mobile devices and will not see being installed on desktop computers ever.
there aren't any windows 8 mobile devices? Samsung ativ smart pc, ativ smartpc pro, asus vivotab, vivotab smart, taichi, transformer book, all the acer iconia tablets. these are not RT but full blow windows 8 on intel processors. And windows 8 has everything Windows RT has,so IT IS running on desktop computers as well. The only difference is that RT doesn't run x86 apps because these devices use ARM cpus.
Windows 8 is desktop OS. Always has been, always will be. What folks were telling to your thick heads is that it's made to look like mobile OS, to reduce the interface gap between form factors, to unify experience. What effect it has had - to each their own. It's exactly why I don't read these threads - because nobody does, simply feeling obligated to either agree with one side or the other depending on the overall "like" or "don't".
its a desktop OS, yet its being sold on tablets? With a touch friendly UI,and touch friendly games and apps. It works great on desktops and tablets,and is built for BOTH. You cant be serious in saying that its made to look like a mobile OS,you just cant.
Now the statistic in question does not differentiate between Windows 8 and Windows RT (does it even include RT at all?). They are made to look the same, but they are not the same thing, and that's what this thread was meant to be about before you all took over with senseless yammering about how Windows 8 is the Golden Obama Jesus The Third The Mighty.
Why should it be differentiated? You can't differentiate it anyways. Windows 8 has everything Windows RT has, so if you're using x86 windows 8 on a Samsung tablet without ever using the desktop, what makes you different than someone using an RT tablet? They are basically functioning the exact same way.
And it is not only made to look the same. Its not like its a CE kernel with the modern UI slapped on top. They share the same kernel,the same software framework and stack like WinRT, and the most of the apps in the windows store run on RT and 8.
By the way, you guys were so convinced that when people see the modern UI, they will stick to windows 7. Nobody would want it, they said. Now all of a sudden when windows 8 is selling massively you want to differentiate between RT and 8 because you cant accept the fact that people are liking it and you were wrong. The people behind the MetroTwit app in the windows store recently said they just passed their 100,000th download. These were all WindowsRT device downloads right? right?????
I think its time for you and others to accept the facts and stop with these excuses and nonsense.