Report: Windows 8/8.1 Now Holds 10.68% Of Worldwide OS Market Share, Windows XP Still In 29.53% Devices

  NetApplications released their latest worldwide market share report today. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 barely made any significant gain in February 2014. The market share increased by just 0.10% to reach 10.68% worldwide.  More specifically, Windows 8 fell 0.25 percentage points (from 6.63 percent to 6.38 percent), while Windows 8.1 gained 0.35 percentage points (from 3.95 percent to 4.30 percent). Also, Windows 7 continued to lose market share at very slow rate. Overall, Windows market share is up to 90.73 percent from 90.72 percent, OS X was flat in its market share with 7.68% and Linux captured 1.48% market share. Another interesting thing to note in the stats is about Windows XP. A decade old OS is still holding about 29.53% market share worldwide. Actually, Windows XP gained from 29.23 percent to 29.53 percent. It is strange to see people feel reluctant to update their PC even after the extended support from Microsoft is going to end next month. Source: Net Applications via: TNW

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