Oh please OP, your comment in the first post is as biased as the title of the source article.
Windows 8.1 is a free beefed up service pack to Windows 8, people will have to install it sooner or later because of the support period as it falls under Windows 8's lifecycle policy (just as any service pack), of course it's adoption rate is going to be good... among people that already have Windows 8. The same thing is true of OS X 10.9, which, relative to their install base, is doing even better - how about that ?
In raw terms, Windows 8.1 already has many more users than Mavericks—about double—but as a proportion of the actual user base of the two platforms, it's the Apple software that's in the lead. 10.9 percent of Mac users are on the latest version of the operating system. Just 1.9 percent of PC users are on the newest Windows.
Available for just a few weeks, already one in ten Mac users is on 10.9; only one in 50 Windows users is on 8.1. Indeed, only one in ten Windows users is on Windows 8.x. Apple has done in a couple of weeks what Microsoft has only managed in a year.
You can also say that Windows 8' marketshare is rapidly decreasing as people move over to Windows 8.1, how about that ?
The thing that matters is how many new sales Windows 8.1 gets, especially compared to 8, Microsoft should be comparing itself against its former self, other than that this thread is comparable to PR spin.Edited by tpi2007 - 11/2/13 at 10:07pm