comscore 'Good-old' Windows 7 user base grows stronger than latest Microsoft OS
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'Good-old' Windows 7 user base grows stronger than latest Microsoft OS

Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 and 8.1 is apparently having a hard time to compete with its own predecessor Windows 7 which reportedly saw an increase in its user base last month. A study by Net A

  • Published: December 3, 2013 4:17 PM IST
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Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 and 8.1 is apparently having a hard time to compete with its own predecessor Windows 7 which reportedly saw an increase in its user base last month. A study by Net Applications, a firm which tracks a range of market share data, the pool of people using Windows 7 grew to 46.6 percent, up from 46.4 percent, by the end of last month.

According to Fox News, the firm found that of all computers running the Windows OS, Windows 7 system was installed on 51.3 percent and about 34.4 percent of those machines had Windows XP. Also Read - Microsoft Surface Duo to launch on September 10 for $1,399

Recently, the software giant had announced that Windows XP and Windows 7 users were much more likely to suffer malware infections than Windows 8 users, which was testified later with the discovery of zero-bug vulnerability in the older OS. Also Read - Microsoft Xbox Series X launch date leaked, could come in early November

However, users still swear by the good old Windows 7 operating system as they are put off by the tablet-like interface of the new Windows 8 and its later tweaked version.

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  • Published Date: December 3, 2013 4:17 PM IST



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