Windows 7 still the dominant Windows operating system, Windows 8.1 continues to climb in market share
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