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Windows 8's biggest gain was less than a percent

Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, which has been out since October, hasn’t exactly been incredibly popular and has been pointed to as one of the reasons that the overall PC market is on the decline.

Now that we are finished with the first half of 2013, Windows 8 has continued to steadily grow its market share as Windows XP and Windows Vista have been on the decline. According to new data from Net Applications, Windows 8 has now passed the 5% adoption mark and is now more widely used than Windows Vista.


During June, Windows 8 gained 0.83% increasing from 4.27% to 5.10%. At the same time, Windows 7 usage fell by 0.48% declining from 48.5% to 44.37% of the market. The paltry gain for June was Windows 8's biggest gain for 2013.

Net Applications’ data was captured from 160 million unique visitors each month and clean from the monitoring of about 40,000 websites for clients.
 
Microsoft is hoping for a further uptick in adoption when the final version of Windows 8.1 airs later this year.

Sources: The Next Web, Net Applications



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Windows 8.1 Preview ???
By max_payne on 7/1/2013 8:38:09 AM , Rating: 2
"During June, Windows 8 gained 0.83%"
Is that because of the curiosity (and free OS) of the 8.1 preview release ? Everybody was hoping that MS backtrack on its idiotic metro but ... they didn't.




RE: Windows 8.1 Preview ???
By Jeffk464 on 7/1/2013 6:38:19 PM , Rating: 2
Metro is not idiotic, it just sucks for laptops and desktops. I think they should have splintered the UI between tablets and computers.


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