Report: Windows 8/8.1 Now Holds 10.68% Of Worldwide OS Market Share, Windows XP Still In 29.53% Devices

Windows 8 Marketshare February


NetApplications released their latest worldwide market share report today. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 barely made any significant gain in February 2014. The market share increased by just 0.10% to reach 10.68% worldwide.

 More specifically, Windows 8 fell 0.25 percentage points (from 6.63 percent to 6.38 percent), while Windows 8.1 gained 0.35 percentage points (from 3.95 percent to 4.30 percent).

Also, Windows 7 continued to lose market share at very slow rate. Overall, Windows market share is up to 90.73 percent from 90.72 percent, OS X was flat in its market share with 7.68% and Linux captured 1.48% market share. Another interesting thing to note in the stats is about Windows XP. A decade old OS is still holding about 29.53% market share worldwide. Actually, Windows XP gained from 29.23 percent to 29.53 percent. It is strange to see people feel reluctant to update their PC even after the extended support from Microsoft is going to end next month.

Source: Net Applications via: TNW

  • troyrig

    2014 is the year of Linux! /s

    • Tips_y

      Oh yeah, I’ve heard that for the last 5 years, and will probably hear the same old tired thing for another 5 more.

    • Bugbog

      No, it’s the year of Chrome! :) /s

    • Martyn Metalous

      Didn’t you guys get the memo? The PC is dead, has been dead since the 80’s or so the press has said, yet, it still carries on and we all still wait for Linux to grow and we all still wait for iOS to grow and yet Windows 8 is a failure, yet somehow eclipses Linux and iOS, oh wait, its all …………….

      • LexicoRed

        I have not heard anyone say PC is dead. What can be understood by any thinking individual is that PCs dominate position in computer usage devices has fallen significantly as people turn to other devices.

        The result for any real Microsoft fan concern, Windows use to be dominate in a dominate market is now hold a subordinate role in a greater market. To discount this concern is immature.

        • Martyn Metalous

          They have been saying the PC is dead since DOS days, it comes around every so many years.

  • Billy Henshaw

    People are finally warming up to the new Windows. Whether they like it or not now, they will adapt to the new UX, and they will eventually love it. I know they will.