While users are using Windows 8 more and more, Windows 8.1 is slowly picking up steam with users looking to update. The latest data released from Net Applications shows that Windows 8.1 is actually growing faster than ever, but also shows Windows 7 remains very strong.
The data from Net Applications shows usage from across the web, and mainly with enterprise customers. It tracks usage by operating system, but really shows how popular Microsoft’s most recent operating systems are in the business world. But, recent data is showing that changes are coming.
Windows 8.1 Growing
The month of May shows that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are growing across the web, and that users are adopting to the operating systems better than before. Windows and Windows 8.1 have grown to approximately 12.64 percent in the marketplace, and actually increased by 0.40%. This is a good mark for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
But, what makes these numbers even more interesting is that Windows 8 overall fell 0.07 percent, while Windows 8.1 grew 0.47 percent. What this move in Windows 8.1 show, is that the enterprise is adapting to Windows 8.1 slowly, and is updating from Windows 8. The security and user updates make it easier to use Windows 8, and mark huge updates for Windows.
Windows 7 Still Strong
While Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 were the big news, Windows 7 still maintains a very solid mark in the Windows world It gained 0.79 percent, and actually shows that it is being used in 50.06 percent of the computers. Windows 7 is still the main operating system that businesses have updated too, and some are holding till they have to switch.
In other Windows news, Windows Vista is still out there with 2.90 percent, and Windows XP still remains solid at 25.27 percent. Windows overall is still being used in 90 percent of the world’s enterprise and business computers, and Mac OS X only has 7 percent for users. Other systems like Linux have less than 2 percent, and still remain low volume numbers for businesses.
It is a good day for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8. It is slowly gaining steam, and hopefully won’t be long until users switch to it sooner than later.