We’re already into the third month of the new year and it’s time to once again take a look at the market share stats for Windows. According to new data from Net Applications for the month of February 2015, Windows 7 is still the dominant Windows operating system, while Windows 8.1 continues to climb in market share.
Windows 7 holds a total market share of 55.99%, making it the most dominant desktop operating system for quite some time now. In fact, Windows 7 has continued to remain somewhat steady in market share since May of 2014.
Windows XP comes in second place with a total market share of 19.15%, with Windows 8.1 rounding out the top three with a market share of 10.49%. Windows 8 has a share of 3.55% while Mac OS X 10.10 has the exact same share of 3.55%. Linux, on the other hand, has a share of 1.53%.
While it’s still too early to judge, Windows 10 has appeared in the data provided by Net Applications. According to the data, Windows 10 has a market share of 0.08%. Again, it’s too early to judge Windows 10 since it is only currently available to Beta testers and has yet to be publicly released.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8.1