With the older versions of Microsoft’s OS slowly taking a backseat, desktop computer owners have reportedly been adopting the latest Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Latest data from Net Applications showed that PCs running Windows 8 and 8.1 now compose 10.49 percent of the personal-computer market. Also Read - Microsoft releases ISOs for Windows 11 vNext alongside other builds
However, Windows 7 is still more preferred by desktop users as its share rose by 0.88 percent, while Windows XP remained the big loser dropping 2.24 percent, Mashable reports. Also Read - Best laptops students can buy under Rs 30,000 in India in September 2021
The latest Windows 8 and its updated 8.1 version have been designed to better suit the tablet interface that appears to be the next big thing and force the traditional desktops take a backseat.
It was found that Windows 8”s market share amounting to 6.89 percent is still greater than Windows 8.1”s 3.60 percent and Windows machines overall account for a dominating 90.73 percent of the PC market.