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Windows 8's marketshare continues to grow, will overtake Mac OS X 10.8 soon

Windows 8 marketshare is actually going strong, will pass Mac OS X 10.8 soon.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jan 21 2013 11:38 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

We keep hearing different things about Windows 8, on one hand it's not doing so well, but on the other hand, it's chomping up some OS market share. Net Applications' latest data reveals that Windows 8 is now on 2.25% of computers, up from December's numbers of 1.64%.

Windows 8's marketshare continues to grow, will overtake Mac OS X 10.8 soon | TweakTown.com

With Windows 8 at 2.25%, Microsoft are quickly chomping on the heels of Mac OS X 10.8, which enjoys 2.43% of the OS market share pie. Windows 8 Touch and Windows 8 RT Touch collectively added 0.08% to Microsoft's OS market share. Take a guess who is enjoying the most share of the OS market - what's that you say? - Windows 7, well you'd be right. Windows 7 is hogging a hefty 45.35% of the OS market.

Windows XP is still chugging along with 38.71%, with Vista sitting on 5.06%. Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 are looking at 1.93% and 1.92% respectively. Linux, Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows 98 all combined scoop up the remaining 2.35% of the OS market share.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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