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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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Idiots
By WinstonSmith on 7/1/2013 9:42:15 AM , Rating: 3
"The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) just signed a new three-year licensing agreement with Microsoft reseller Insight Public Sector to bring Windows 8, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013 Enterprise to 75 percent of all DoD personnel."




RE: Idiots
By timothyd97402 on 7/1/2013 12:12:35 PM , Rating: 2
Perhaps the military will adopt Windows 8, but volume license customers are allowed to use their licensing to run previous versions of the OS instead. Also MS and their distributors are only selling licensing for current titles. Large organizations renew their volume license contracts periodically. So an interesting factoid but somewhat meaningless.


RE: Idiots
By DiscoWade on 7/1/2013 12:53:45 PM , Rating: 2
Translation:

"The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) just received a very large check from Microsoft and then signed a new three-year licensing agreement with Microsoft reseller Insight Public Sector to bring Windows 8, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013 Enterprise to 75 percent of all DoD personnel. The money is expected to be used to hire more tech support help to answer such questions as 'where is the start menu?', 'why does this menu appear on the side every time I try to minimize a full-screen window?', and 'why is it called Windows when there is only one window open?'"


RE: Idiots
By Director12 on 7/1/2013 5:43:18 PM , Rating: 2
True dat.

I took Windows 8 off another machine yesterday, the customer had it for a week and was ready to throw the thing out the window.


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