According to the latest statistics of market research firm Net Applications in October, data shows the market share of Microsoft’s old and new systems, Windows XP has retired from April, its rate of decline in market share is now faster and faster, while the new operating system Windows 8 and 8.1 is obtained a certain upgrade rate.
April 8 this year, Windows XP officially declared its death, but then after a few months, the share of the operating system by Microsoft called “relic” is still surprisingly high, many commentators believe that at least a few years still needed til XP really perish, but the latest changes in market share has refuted this thought. In fact, even this trend has changed, but did not bring much of a surprise, after all, Microsoft keep persuading the old unsafe system to move to the new enhanced system for a long time, until today that Microsoft have a certain amount of persuasion effect, which for Microsoft it’s been a bit too late.
Windows 8.1’s market share is going up
It may be the best news that Microsoft is that the performance of 8.1 operating system which used “modern user interface” is finally better than the previous performance in few months ago, and last month can be called the largest growth month since release.
There are already more than 10.92% of the computers are running Windows 8.1, but only 6.67% the last month. On the other hand, Windows 8 is currently reached 5.88 percentage points in the global PC share, in general, the overall market share of Microsoft’s current generation operating system reached 16.8 percent, becoming the third desktop system platform after Windows 7 and Windows XP.
Windows XP users are giving up.
In addition to the significant growth of Windows 8.1, the other one great news for Microsoft is that today the market share of Windows XP has dropped significantly. The indications shows that a large number of Windows XP users have eventually migrated to the new operating system.