According to the latest Net Applications data, Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 now holds 1.72% of the desktop OS market share. Windows 8.1 preview was available since June and the final version was launched officially in mid-October. The official launch has boosted its market share from 0.87% in September to 1.72% in October. Windows XP’s market share is now down to 31.24 and Windows 7’s market share is now down to 46.42% in October.
Overall, Windows dominated the table with 90.66% market share while Mac OS X held 7.73%.
Source: Net Applications