Windows 8 Market Share Finally Bigger than XP’s

/ 2 years ago

25_1j$M39mt9Windows 8 hasn’t had it easy since it launched and is far from as bad an OS as Vista. It can actually have many benefits, but in the end it’s a matter of choice and liking which operating system you pick.

Now, for the first time, Windows 8 has surpassed Windows XP in users. This might partly be due to Microsoft halting the support, but also with the improvements made in the 8.1 update. In August Windows 8 accounted for 7.35% and Windows 8.1 for 8.2% of the market, making a total of 15.55% for Windows 8. Windows XP has dropped down to a new low point of 14.31% market share according to the latest figures and it most likely won’t be long before it goes below the 10% mark.

It’s also noteworthy that MacOS X takes up a good spot in the lists by now ending up on a 4th place when counting Win 8 and 8.1 as one. It will be interesting to see if Windows 9 can shake up the statistics once released and and again prove the Microsoft’s every second operating system is good’ rule.

Thank you cnbeta for providing us with this information.

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  • Wayne

    The headline can be a bit misleading. Because it has a bigger market share doesn’t mean to say it is installed on more machines than XP, the bulk of it’s installations are most likely on portable devices rather than desktops.

  • Travis Christensen

    This is why they shouldn’t cut support for Windows 7. Just look at the market share it has.