Karl Denninger suspects it is even worse than is being reported:
There is another interesting batch of numbers here as well in the desktop figures:
Windows 98 0.12%
BB Playbook 0.15%
Windows 8 4.52%
Apple iPad 8.10%
Windows 7 41.25%
Note carefully those Windows 8 figures. 4.5%, or less than Vista?! In addition note all the people still running XP — there are a hell of a lot of them! In fact those desktop machines identifying themselves as Linux machines compares favorably with those running Windows 8!
I would say Microsoft has flopped the Win8 release in a big way — far worse than is being reported.
Worse than Vista? Yowzers, that’s pathetic! Blogger doesn’t report in this kind of detail, but I do find it interesting to note that the Android percentage, at 12%, presently exceeds that of iPhone and iPad combined at 11%.