Windows 8 is slowly scratching its way up the OS food chain.
Microsoft's latest version of Windows took home 3.8 percent of all traffic
captured by Web tracker Net Applications in April. That proved a small gain from its 3.2 percent share in March
Starting with a 1.09 percent share in November, Windows 8
sliced out a 1.72 percent share in December. A 2.26 percent share in January helped it sneak past Mac
OS X 10.8 to grab fourth place among all desktop operating systems. And February saw another small gain to 2.7 percent
The stats also looked at both traditional PCs and touch-screen computers. Of the 3.8 percent share earned last month, Windows 8 touch-screen PCs accounted for 0.02 percent. Windows RT touch-screen computers were unable to register any blip at all on Net Applications' radar.