Windows 8/8.1 gains 0.69% worldwide market share in February 2015 with Windows 7 still rising

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The latest market share statistics of desktop PC’s is here and Windows 8.1 has gained fraction with Windows 8 decreasing. Whereas, the popular Windows 7 has gained a small fraction of share with Windows XP is still on the rise.

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According to the latest statistics by Net Market Share, Windows 8.1 has gained market share in the worldwide PC usage. Windows XP has also increased with Mac OX X 10.10 and Windows 7 still increasing its lead.

Windows 8 holds a total share of 3.55% which has decreased from 3.79% for the month of January 2014. Windows 8.1 has gained 0.45% of global market share increasing from 10.04% to 10.49% in over a month.

Windows 7, the most popular desktop OS in the world has gained a small fraction of share by increasing from 55.92% to 55.99%. It seems Windows 7 is still increasing its lead by becoming one of the most popular Windows OS version ever.

Windows XP, which was once the most popular used OS before Windows 7 took its lead is still being used by 19.15% of users around the world despite the end of support by Microsoft in March 2014. Windows XP has increased from 18.93% in over a month.

Coming to the other Windows versions, Windows Vista has decreased from 2.44% to 2.11% which seems legit as Vista users can upgrade to Windows 7 easily.

Windows 10, which is still in its early stages of beta as Windows 10 Technical Preview holds 0.08% of global market share despite having over 2.5-millions Windows Insiders who are testing Windows 10.

Coming to other top OS in the market, Mac OS X 10.10 has 0.10% of share with the Mac OS X 10.9 decreasing from 1.82% to 1.65% in just a month. Linux holds 1.53% of share with Windows NT having 0.11%.

So, which Windows version are you using?

Source: Net Market Share

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Ahmad Wahid

Being a University student of computer, has developed keen interest in technology and like to test out the new gadgets. His interests include Social Networking as well.