Windows 7 got an increase of 2.05% in March 2015 with Windows 8/8.1 also gaining share

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The latest desktop OS market share statistics show that the Windows 7 is still dominating the desktop PC market with a gain of 2.05% in just over a month of March 2015. Windows 8 and its update, Windows 8.1 have also gained fractions of share while Windows 10 is also on the slow but, steady rise.

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According to the latest stats by Net Market Share, Windows 7 was the most adapted desktop OS in the world with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X 10.10 gaining small fractions. Windows Vista and Windows XP lost huge number of shares in a period of month.

Windows 7 which is dominating the desktop market share has got an increase of 2.05% after increasing from 55.99% to 58.04% over the month of March 2015.

Coming to the Windows 8 and its free update, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 actually lost 0.03% of share while Windows 8.1 went from 10.49% to 10.55% by getting an increase of 0.06% in over a month.

Windows XP whose support was ended by Microsoft in April 2014 has lost a total share of 2.29% by going down to 16.94%. Similarly, Vista has also lost 0.14% of share by going down to 1.97%.

Windows 10 which is available in the Technical Preview has gained 0.01% of share by going up to 0.09% in over a month which is pretty impressive for a beta OS.

Coming to other OS, Mac OS X 10.10 has gained a share of 0.41% by going up to 3.96% while the older version, Mac OS X 10.9 has lost 0.04% of share.

It is interesting to see Windows 7 still increasing on a massive scale despite being 6 year old now but, people still prefer to use it. Microsoft has also announced that the Windows 10 RTM upgrade will be free for all Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users dis-regarding of whether they are running a legit or pirated version.

So, which OS are you running?

Source: Net Market Share

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