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


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.


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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