PC Operating Systems: Down with XP; Up with... 7 or 8?

Tuesday Oct 1st 2013 by Bradley Jones

PC operating system market shares are changing fast! The loser is easy to guess, but do you know which OS is growing fastest for personal computers?

According to NetMarketShare.com, Windows 8 market share continues to grow with over 8% of the market at this point. Of course, Windows 7 also continues to grow as well. The big loser is clearly Windows XP.

For Apple fans, it is worth noting that no matter how much you might rant about Windows 8, it already has twice the market share as OS X 10.8!

Here is a chart from NetMarketShare showing this year's trends. And yes, Windows 7 did grow more last month than Windows 8!

PC OS trends

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