Windows 8 Losing Users, Linux Continues Growth
Ryan Martin / 9 years ago
Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has continued to lose users quite rapidly over the course of this year. Between May and June the OS fell from 6.29% to 5.93% with many of those users expected to be going to Windows 8.1 which grew from 6.35 to 6.61%, although the growth of Windows 8.1 is less than the decline in Windows 8 so those other users must be going somewhere else. Where might they be going? Well Interestingly Windows 7 and Windows XP both grew in number, so did Windows Vista meaning all those are possible destinations for bedraggled Windows 8 users.
Linux has also gone from strength to strength rising its market share for the fourth consecutive month to 1.74%, while Mac OS continued its decline losing nearly 1% market share in the same period.The growth of Linux is perhaps the most interesting phenomenon, while the numbers of the growth may be small it is interesting to see desktop users making shifts from the Windows and Mac OS environments towards the open-source rival.
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