Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Gain Marketshare

In the latest Net Applications marketshare report issued for December, the adaptation of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is shown to be gaining popularity. The numbers show that both operating systems have gained over a 10% market share, and getting customers onboard with the new operating system.


The rise of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in the Net Applications report shows that the tiled new operating system from Microsoft is gaining fans. The report also tracked Windows 7 and Windows XP in the study, and shows that those operating systems still have their fans.

Net Applications Report Shows Microsoft 8 And 8.1 Gaining Users

Process Of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

In the Net Applications report, both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 gained 1.19 percent in the latest report. The operating systems went from 9.30 percent to 10.49 percent, which is a great sign for both operating systems. Windows 8 went from 6.66 percent to 6.89 percent, and Windows 8.1 went from 2.64 percent to 3.60 percent.

The upswing of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 shows that Microsoft is gaining fans and users with the new interface and operating system. As consumers and enterprise customers are using Windows more, it is getting people used to it. With Windows 8.1, the fixes made to the operating system makes it much stable for users too.

Net Applications Report Shows Windows XP Share Dropping

Windows Still In Motion

In the Net Applications report for December, other operating systems from Microsoft clearly are in motion and still are in operation. Windows 7 for instance gained 0.88 percentage points in the report, going from 46.64 percent to 47.52 percent, and shows that Windows 7 is still a widely popular operating system.

In other Microsoft Windows operating systems, Windows Vista actually went up 0.04 percent from 3.57 percent to 3.61. In shocking news though, Windows XP dropped 2.24 percent, which shows that people are slowly starting to give up on Windows XP finally. The Windows XP numbers went from 31.22 percent to 28.98 percent, which shows that under 30% of users are using Windows XP, which is still a shock. All of Microsoft’s operating systems are clearly popular, and even the older ones have motion in them.

I love these reports and am glad Windows XP is finally dropping. I use Windows 8.1 daily, and am glad to see it gaining users finally.

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