Windows 8 and 8.1 combine for 10% of OS market

Shane McGlaun - Jan 2, 2014, 8:23am CST
Windows 8 and 8.1 combine for 10% of OS market

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

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