Windows 7 and Windows XP Still have larger Market share than Windows 8 and 8.1 Combined

Windows 8 is pretty much Work in Progress as Microsoft looks to once again launch a winning combination in the PC market which has become synonymous with the Windows Brand. Despite the image hit that the brand has taken after the unsuccessful releases of Windows 8 and 8.1, they are still very much the dominant forces to reckon with. According to to the latest data released by Flurry, Microsoft has just as much to think about as they have to rejoice about their domination.


While Windows 8.1 market share is gradually and steadily growing, Windows 8 remains to be a dead rat as far as Microsoft goes. Windows 7 in fact remains a top dog with over 45% market share in the PC world. Windows XP comes second in the market share list with over 27% share while Windows 8 and 8.1 combined together barely has about 11% presence.

The other known players in the market such as Mac OSX and Linux are as expected just filling the numbers up with OSX just over 7% in share and Linux hardly 1.5% of market share. Windows therefore powers more than 90% PCs in the world and given that sort of ownership in the market gives Microsoft a big onus to improvise on Windows 8.1 so that their stranglehold on the market stays as it is.

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