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Windows 8 Grabs 5.42% of the OS Market

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    Windows 8 Grabs 5.42% of the OS Market




    Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has managed to grab 5.42 percent of the OS market at the end of July, recent data from Net Applications unveils.

    However, the operating system grew only 0.32 percentage points during the month, after enjoying a 0.83 percentage points increase in June.

    According to a recent article on TNW, the June surge was mainly due to the release of Windows 8.1 Preview, which helped the platform gain 5.10 percent market share.

    In July, however, its growth slowed down, though it was accompanied by a 0.13 percentage points increase in Windows 7 usage, which now accounts for 44.50 percent of the market.

    Ever since its official release in October, Windows 8 has showed steady growth, though the July increase appears to be the smallest one until now.

    Available only as a Preview version for the time being, Windows 8.1 should arrive on PCs in the not too distant future, offering some appealing new features when compared to Windows 8, and capable of attracting more users to it, that’s for sure.

    This should help Windows 8 increase its share on the market, though it might still take a while before it will manage to take down already established platform iterations from Microsoft.
    Windows 8 Grabs 5.42% of the OS Market

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    "Grabs" is hardly IMO the correct expression -- might be desperately via brute force and lack of other possible choices grudgingly reaches 5.4% of the market. (For most people using Linux or Apple isn't an option -- and W7 has all but disappeared from normal retail channels).

    "Grabs" essentially implies that the OS is taking retail by storm which even the most biased person can see quite clearly it most definitely isn't.

    Windows 8.1 might fare a little better though provided they do something with that REDICULOUS start button. At least link that button to Power on / Off / restart /Logoff etc if nothing else.

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    I think "Claws" would fit in much better. As far as the bend over button M$ needs to change it or remove it, will cause more harm than good. The M$ my way or the highway looks like most customers are taking the highway.

    Overall, Microsoft’s operating system has lost market share in front of rivals in July, now accounting for 91.45 percent of the market. That translates into a 0.06 percentage points decrease from the 91.51 percent share it enjoyed in June.
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    Jimbo

    "Grabs" is hardly IMO the correct expression -- might be desperately via brute force and lack of other possible choices grudgingly reaches 5.4% of the market.
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    W7 and W8 increased their market shares.
    Windows XP increased its market share too (despite Softpedia's claim to the contrary).

    Even OS X 10.8 went up.

    Vista and "Others" declined.

    Operating system market share
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    Windows 8 adoption rate drops back to a plod

    The 8.1 release will address criticisms about the usability of Windows 8 new tile-based interface, which some users of older Windows systems found confusing. The update will bring back the Start Button and make other UI tweaks, as well as introducing the ability to boot to the desktop and Internet Explorer 11.
    Windows 8 adoption rate drops back to a plod | ZDNet
    LOL
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    W7 and W8 increased their market shares.
    Windows XP increased it's market share too (despite Softpedia's claim to the contrary).

    Even OS X 10.8 went up.

    Vista and "Others" declined.


    Operating system market share
    Well that must be due to the THREE XP machines I've just bought out of "Retirement". !!!!


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    I thing the M$ marketing geniuses have somehow mistaken consumers as Lemmings who will blindly follow the leader over the cliff.
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    OMG even Vista was more popular than Win8 only a few months back LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    "Grabs" is hardly IMO the correct expression -- might be desperately via brute force and lack of other possible choices grudgingly reaches 5.4% of the market. (For most people using Linux or Apple isn't an option -- and W7 has all but disappeared from normal retail channels).

    "Grabs" essentially implies that the OS is taking retail by storm which even the most biased person can see quite clearly it most definitely isn't.

    Windows 8.1 might fare a little better though provided they do something with that REDICULOUS start button. At least link that button to Power on / Off / restart /Logoff etc if nothing else.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I fail to see what any of this has to do with Apple or Linux. People who don't like 8 can easily stick with Windows 7. A lot of people like the OS they have evidence by the way XP is holding on, Windows 8 is a big change for a lot of people. Big change does not go over well in technology. That being said being at 5.4. "Grabs" might not be the best word, but 5.4 is not that far off from where they were headed at the growth rate 8 has been going at, even with that being slow. Maybe they're at 5.4 becuase more and more people are getting used to Windows 8 every day. Im sure many are liking what they see from 8.1 as well. This whole notion of "Windows 8 is not enough like 7, so I'm switching the Linux or Mac" makes very little sense to me. Despite its flaws, especially with the option of Desktop, Windows 8 is still more like the previous OS than Mac. I don't know anyone would expect that Windows 8 sales would just stop. Everyone does have the mentality that they're not even going to try to get used to Windows 8.
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