Windows 8 now commands 5.40% in market share, after one year since hitting RTM
July 2013 has come to a close and now it’s time to take a look at how well Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is doing in terms of market share. According to new data from NetApplications, Windows 8 currently holds a 5.40% market share, compared to 5.10% market share the month prior.
As of July 2013, Windows 8 holds a 5.40% market share, while Windows 7 retains the lead with a 44.49% market share. Windows XP comes in second place with a 37.19% market share. Windows Vista, on the other hand, dropped to 4.24% in share. This is great news for Windows 8, which is now the third most popular operating system as of the previous month, right behind Windows XP and Windows 7.
June marked the first time Windows 8 had surpassed Windows Vista in terms of market share. Windows 8 was released back in October of 2012 and has seen a slow yet steady increase in market share every month. In the operating system market share, Windows holds a 91.56% share while Mac holds a 7.19% share.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8