Windows 8 now up to 8.02% market share but Windows 7 sees bigger gains for the first time
With back-to-school sales now over, Windows 8 has returned to its slow but steady growth in market share. Meanwhile, Windows 7′s hold not only remains strong, but it has outgrown its successor for the first time, showing it will indeed stay the most popular operating system version for a long time.
The latest market share data from Net Applications shows that September 2013 was a solid one for Windows 8, which gained 0.61 percentage points (from 7.41 percent to 8.02 percent) while Windows 7 recovered 0.80 percentage points (from 45.63 percent to 46.43 percent). This is the first time Windows 7 has gained more share than Windows 8 since the latter’s release.