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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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Stats from my tech subject site
By WinstonSmith on 7/1/2013 9:34:54 AM , Rating: 2
Win7 42%
WinXP 18.4%
Linux 8.8%
MacOSX 8.4%
iOS (iPad) 6.8%
Win8 5.4%<---
Unknown 4.8%
Mobile 3.2%
Vista 2%
Android 0.2%

RE: Stats from my tech subject site
By BRB29 on 7/1/2013 11:03:55 AM , Rating: 2
Linux 8.8%

what sorcery made this up?
what is your source?

By retrospooty on 7/1/2013 12:09:22 PM , Rating: 2
Its his own site... Therefore, largely irrelevant to the world as a whole... LOL. "The world as a hole".

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