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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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By Brandon Hill on 7/1/2013 10:07:37 AM , Rating: 1
Wow, my FIL is going to kill me. I had a brain fart; he works for Wells Fargo :)

By dgingerich on 7/1/2013 11:11:48 AM , Rating: 2
What I couldn't believe was when I heard from a friend in the IT industry picking up a contract to upgrade a company from Windows 2000 to Windows Vista shortly after Windows 7 had come out. Seriously? What IT manager would be so much of a masochist to keep going on Windows 2000 that long, and then move to Windows Vista??

By Akrovah on 7/1/2013 1:17:49 PM , Rating: 2
One that wanted to push Linux or Mac adoption?

By GTVic on 7/1/2013 1:36:55 PM , Rating: 4
That is quite easy to understand. A transition can take one or two years including preparation time. There is no way they could switch to Windows 7 just as it came out.

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