Windows 8 drops in market share, Windows 7 continues dominance
Posted on: 10/02/2014 08:02 AM

It's unexpected, but Microsoft's latest operating system saw a slump in market share for August; Windows 8 and 8.1 both lost points for the month, while Windows 7 and XP continued to dominate

Windows 8 drops in market share, Windows 7 continues dominance


From Neowin:
While it would seem like the market share for Windows 8.1 would be rising, it has actually fallen according to Net Marketshare. For the month of August, Windows 8.1 took a .42% dip bringing its total market share down to 6.67%. Windows 8 didn't fair much better with a .69% dip, down from 6.28% the previous month and as a whole, Windows 8 / 8.1 is currently running on only 12.26% of machines around the world.

Windows 7 on the other hand, has risen, up 1.5% and has a dominating 52.71% market share. Perhaps what is most alarming is the amount of Windows XP users. Windows XP was officially made EOL in April, yet it still has a market share of 23.87%.



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