Windows 8.1 Growing At A Rapid Pace At Expense Of Windows XP In Global OS Market Share

Windows 8.1 Market Share

New numbers from Net Applications for the month of October revealed that Windows 8.1 is growing at a rapid page at expense of the decade old Windows XP OS in the global market share. Windows 8.1 saw a record growth last month since its launch.

Windows 7 continues to dominate at the top with the OS now over 53.05% market share, up from 52.71% percent in September. Windows 8.1 saw record growth to 10.92%, up from 6.67% last month. Windows 8 saw a slight increase to 5.88%, up from 5.59%. Windows XP’s numbers decreased to 17.18%, down from 23.87% last month.

Mac OS X currently holds a 3.66%, down from 4.05% share, while Windows Vista still holds a market share of 2.82%, down from 3.07%.

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