The latest numbers were recently published by Net Applications looking at the overall computer operating system market around the world. The report shows that the newest versions of Windows, Windows 8 and 8.1, are making inroads into the operating system market that is dominated by older versions of the OS around the world.
The numbers show that Windows 8 and 8.1 combined to pass 10% of the global OS market. The metrics show that Windows 8 and 8.1 climbed in December 2013 by 10.49% combined. Windows 8 gained a scant 0.23% during December with Windows 8.1 growing 0.96%.
Windows 7 grew by 0.88% during December. Windows 7 is the most common version of Windows in the world with 47.52% of the market. Windows Vista has only 3.61% of the market. Windows XP is the second most popular version of Windows with 28.98% of the market.
This is the first time XP has fallen below 30% of the worldwide OS market. The Mac OS has 7.54% of the global operating system market. Linux has a scant 1.73% of the market. Net Applications gets its data from 160 million visitors to 40,000 client websites each month.
SOURCE: The Next Web