Report: Windows 8 Market Share Finally Passes Vista
July 1, 2013 7:50 AM
comment(s) - last by
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
airs later this year.
The Next Web
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
7/1/2013 1:46:29 PM
Most corporations/governments work on a lease cycle that is typically 3 years that often extends to 5 or longer when funds to upgrade are not available. Even though the leasing cost doesn't change when old computers are swapped for new, the swap can cost millions, maybe $1,000 per computer if my memory is correct.
The government I worked for was "progressive" and went with Vista on the last change over. Looking back, it was a disaster. The new Core computers at the time were often 15-25% slower in terms of raw GHz than the previous 3+GHz machines and together with Vista's bottlenecks created computers that took 4 or 5 minutes or longer to fully boot up. They often ran older programs slower than the older computers.
I'm sure if the managers would have known the results ahead of time they would have stucks with XP and therefore we would be still using XP today. So the amount of XP computers in corporate and government is understandable.
“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads
Windows 8.1 Preview Airs, Complete With Metro-ish "Start Button"
June 26, 2013, 2:46 PM
PC Industry Sales Dropped Nearly 14 Percent in Q1 2013
April 11, 2013, 10:13 AM
First Public Beta of OS X Yosemite Coming July 24
July 23, 2014, 11:08 AM
Google Promises to Fix 4-year-old Chrome Browser Battery Draining Bug
July 18, 2014, 9:16 AM
Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Employees, Phase Out Nokia X Android Smartphones
July 17, 2014, 9:03 AM
Quick Note: Nokia Devices Now Receiving Windows Phone 8.1 Update
July 15, 2014, 10:42 AM
Windows 9's Metro Start Menu Nears, Images Leak of Newest Build
July 14, 2014, 12:02 PM
Apple Barks Back Against Claims That iOS is a National Security Threat to China
July 13, 2014, 5:04 PM
Most Popular Articles
Microsoft Kills Entertainment Unit, May Shelve Flagship Lumia "McLaren"
July 18, 2014, 7:40 PM
Boeing 777 Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Crashes in Ukraine
July 17, 2014, 1:00 PM
Google Signs Controversial Deal With Pharmaceutical Giant Novartis
July 16, 2014, 7:32 PM
Toyota Scientist: Autonomous Vehicles May Lead to Increased Fuel Consumption, Pollution
July 18, 2014, 2:42 PM
JJ Abrams Unveils X-Wing Starfighter for New "Star Wars" Movie
July 21, 2014, 12:24 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information