View Full Version : Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pass 10% Market Share, Windows XP Falls Below 30%

January 3rd, 2014, 22:22
With the release of Windows 8.1 to the world in October, Microsoft ended 2013 with two full months of availability for its latest operating system version. While Windows 8.1 is certainly growing quickly and eating into Windows 8s share,the duo has only now been able to pass 10 percent market share (http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/01/01/windows-8-windows-8-1-pass-10-market-share-windows-7-still-gains-windows-xp-falls-30/), while Windows 7 seems to be plowing forward unaffected. The latest market share data from Net Applications (http://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=8&qpcustomd=0) shows that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 made steady progression in December 2013, gaining a combined 1.19 percentage points (from 9.30 percent to 10.49 percent). More specifically, Windows 8 gained 0.23 percentage points (from 6.66 percent to 6.89 percent), while Windows 8.1 jumped 0.96 percentage points (from 2.64 percent to 3.60 percent).