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Windows 8.1 jumps to 1.72 percent market share

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Nov 2013 12:57 User comments (2)

Windows 8.1 jumps to 1.72 percent market share According to new figures from NetMarketshare, Microsoft saw their new Windows 8.1 operating system take 1.72 percent global market share, following its first few weeks of general availability.
Overall, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 took 9.25 percent share, a tiny 0.36 percentage point gain from the month before. Windows 8 itself fell 0.49 percentage points month-over-month, due to upgrades. Windows 8, as a standalone, likely peaked in September.

Windows 7 remained the champ, at 46.42 percent, although the OS was flat month-over-month.

Moving to Mac, OS X 10.9 was released late in the month, as well, and jumped to 0.84 percent share.

Windows Vista and Windows XP also remained relatively flat, but within major downtrends.

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2 user comments

12.11.2013 18:35

The huge jump seems more like buyers remorse hoping the Win 8.1 would fix Win 8. I wouldn't jump too quickly that win 8.1 is such a success or that customers like as much as many users dissatisfaction with win 8.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Nov 2013 @ 0:00

22.11.2013 20:46

1.72%..?! LOL

Why am I laughing? Because even though most new PCs are sold with Win8, this is the best market penetration they can achieve for the update? How many people who have Win8 don't install the free upgrade? I believe they should already be over 5%.

Utter failure, and deservedly so, in my opinion.

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