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Windows 8 Gains Significant Market Share

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: 09:58AM

While adoption of the latest Microsoft operating system has been quite slow since its initial release, it looks like that trend is beginning to change. According to NetMarketShare, which reports market share for mobile, browsers, operating systems, search engines, and social media, Windows 8 and 8.1 were at 16.8 percent market share combined for the month of October, while Windows XP sat at 17.18 percent. Compared to September, when Windows 8 and 8.1 were at 12.26 percent and Windows XP was at 23.87 percent, Microsoft’s latest operating system has gained considerable market share in just one month. The growth for Windows 8 and 8.1 is likely due to the back to school season, where virtually all new devices are shipping with the current version of Windows.

Source: PCWorld

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