Windows 8 now at just 5.4 percent market share

Windows 8 now at just 5.4 percent market share
According to the latest figures from NetApplications, Windows 8 continues its very slow path to relevance, now controlling 5.4 percent of global market share.

Windows 7 remains king, at 44.49 percent, while Windows XP took 37.19 percent.



The Windows 8.1 developer preview is installed on 0.02 percent of all machines, placing it slightly behind Windows 2000.

Moving away from Windows, Mac OS X is installed on 7.19 percent of machines with Linux in third at 1.25 percent. The latest Mac OS X, 10.8 is found on 3.28 percent, and 10.7 and 10.6 remain on 1.68 and 1.67 percent of machines, respectively. The upcoming 10.9 Mavericks is on 0.04 percent of machines.




Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 1 Aug 2013 9:16
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  • 7 comments
  • SomeBozo

    Even more proof people don't like Win8, doesn't matter if you make it red, white or blue, Win8 simply is best used to help plants stay green.

    1.8.2013 14:35 #1

  • hearme0

    Who's surprised????? You?? Are you all surprised???? Not me.

    I love MS........in almost every way but this OS is just needing some serious work. It presents itself as a nightmare way too often and while I LOVE the speed of Win8 and how quick it starts and processes files.......I hate the little nuances like digging to find certain things, and a pain to connect to wireless sometimes as well as other things. I like the START menu but that's about it.

    I put this on my badass laptop when MS offered it for 14.95 for the full blown PRO version. I don't hate it anymore as I have acclimated to it but I sure as HELL won't put it on my desktop which is integrated with my home theatre system.

    Win9..........where ya at yo?

    1.8.2013 16:48 #2

  • andrews04

    I just uninstalled from both my work and home computer. Windows 7 is much better than the 8.

    2.8.2013 07:09 #3

  • drhanaba

    Those bad mouthing Windows 8 do not understand what the rates shown represent. One comment: Shows that no one like windows 8. Really???? Then what does it shows when Windows 8 scores higher than every iteration of Mac and the other variety of desktops are not a blip on the radar. Hate something if you like but figures do not lie. Have a nice day!

    2.8.2013 20:14 #4

  • SomeBozo

    Originally posted by drhanaba: Those bad mouthing Windows 8 do not understand what the rates shown represent. One comment: Shows that no one like windows 8. Really???? Then what does it shows when Windows 8 scores higher than every iteration of Mac and the other variety of desktops are not a blip on the radar. Hate something if you like but figures do not lie. Have a nice day! Just simply means Windows is the most prevalent OS for PC's, that is all. I'd be the first to argue people should first find the software they need, computers are simply a tool for many people to do a given task. To this end and rightfully so, some people need or use different OS's on a given PC/machine architecture, hard to read more into the number than this I'd say.

    2.8.2013 20:32 #5

  • ddp

    drhanaba, about 90% of the world's computers run some version of windows. ever since win8 came out, all new brandname computers come with win8 pre-installed. i've upgraded vista computers to xp & i'll probably do the same with win8 to win7. i've only got 2 customers using win8 & everybody else is using mainly win7 or xp with a few for vista.

    2.8.2013 21:32 #6

  • 8686

    I hate ms. Greediest company imo. But i like to build my own pcs and their os keeps me in business with a repair side job. I downloaded 8.1 preview. Didnt know you could not uninstall it. After about 3 months with 8 i very happily went back to 7.

    Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz
    Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
    G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333, Corsair 750TX PSU
    10 TB Wes Dig. 64G Corsair SSD

    4.8.2013 16:52 #7

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