Net Applications: Windows 8 remains unpopular




Windows 8 remains well 21 months after the release unpopular, would prove to figures from Net Applications. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have a market share of 12.5 percent together; the share of Windows XP is the statistics collector almost twice as large.

Of all desktops and laptops running according to Net Applications 91.7 percent Windows. Net Applications gathers its statistics through affiliated websites. Windows 7, released in 2009, has a market share of 51.2 percent; a number which increases according to the statistics collector. Windows XP is also popular, with a market share of approximately 25 percent.

Windows 8 and its first major update, Windows 8.1, together have a share of about 12.5 percent. Windows 8.1 is slightly more common, with a share of 6.6 percent against a 5.9 percent share of Windows 8’s share of the two versions is slightly decreased compared with a month earlier, but the difference is statistically too small to there any effects. to It is clear that Windows 8 and a half years after its launch, is even less popular than Windows Vista was at that time.

The most popular non-Windows operating system on desktops and laptops is OS X, which has a market share of 6.64 percent. The vast majority of OS X users running Mavericks. Linux on the desktop has a market share of 1.7 percent. That is still less than Windows Vista, which is still 3 percent of desktop users know to bind to itself.

Net Applications says relying on figures from more than 40,000 websites, though it is unknown exactly which sites and whether they provide a representative picture of the Internet population. The trend of increase in Windows 7 does not come back at rival StatCounter and visitors of Tweakers.

In recent months used 62 percent of all visitors Tweakers Windows version 7; that was a year ago, 67 percent. That growth benefited from Windows 8: same period last year turned nearly 20 percent of users with Windows version 8, last month were 8 and 8.1 accounted for nearly 32 percent. Windows XP and Vista run both still less than 3 percent of Windows PCs rating.

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