Windows 8

Windows 8 finally passes 15% market share


Its been a slow climb for the latest operating system from Microsoft to gain any traction. Windows 8 was first launched in December of 2012 and has seen a very slow acceptance rate since then. The updated interface and gestures have not been overwhelmingly accepted which prompted us to write about how to disable gestures on Windows 8.

According to NetMarketShare, Windows 8 and 8.1 have surpassed the 15% adoption rate as of October, 2014. 

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Thanks to our friends at W3 Schools for the following table:

OS Platform Statistics

2014 Win8 Win7 Vista NT* WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
September 18.1% 55.6% 1.0% 0.2% 5.9% 5.5% 9.6% 4.3%
August 18.1% 54.2% 1.0% 0.2% 6.5% 5.6% 9.7% 4.9%
July 17.3% 54.8% 1.0% 0.2% 7.0% 5.6% 9.5% 4.6%
June 17.0% 55.3% 1.1% 0.2% 7.1% 5.3% 9.6% 4.3%
May 16.6% 55.2% 1.2% 0.2% 7.3% 5.1% 10.0% 4.2%
April 15.8% 55.4% 1.2% 0.2% 8.0% 5.0% 10.3% 4.0%
March 15.0% 55.1% 1.3% 0.2% 9.4% 4.9% 9.9% 4.0%
February 14.2% 55.0% 1.4% 0.3% 10.1% 5.0% 10.0% 4.0%
January 13.4% 55.3% 1.5% 0.3% 11.0% 4.9% 9.6% 4.0%

 

We also wrote a post about the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8. Microsoft has a page dedicated to comparing the Surface Pro against the Macbook Air. In which they claim they have more apps than are on the Mac App store. Really?

Doesn’t look like this OS will be the big winner like Windows 7 was. Who knows what adoption rate we’ll see with Windows 10?

What is your favorite operating system yet?

 

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