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Windows XP increases its market share in February

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Windows XP has increased its market share according to the latest figures from NET applications, for the second time in a row. The more than 12-year-old OS, whose support Microsoft will set in about five weeks, by 0.2 points to 29.53 percent improved in February. In January, it had already set to 0.25 points to 29.23 percent. So Windows XP is still considerably more than one-quarter of all PCs worldwide.

The share of Windows 7 has been shrinking by 0.15 points to 47,31 percent. 6.38 percent of users accessed at Windows 8 on the Internet in February, 0.24 points lower than in January. Windows 8.1 but increased its share by 0.36 points to 4.3 percent. The combined share of Windows 8 and 8.1 climbed 0.22 points to 10.78 percent.

Windows XP's market share rose in February by 0.2 points to 29.53 percent (image: NET applications).

All versions of Windows together came last month on 90,84%, 0.1 points more than in January and 0.8 points less than in the same period last year. Mac OS X grew over the past twelve months by 0.5 points to 7.68 percent, while the share of Linux users by 0.2 points to 1.48 percent.

According to the statistics from StatCounter improved Windows 7 in February by 0.8 points to 55,17%. Windows XP's market share shrank by 0.7 points to 18.5 percent. 11,82%, 0.6 points higher than in January reached together Windows 8 and 8.1.

The figures from NET applications consider the visitors from 40,000 websites. Only a unique visit per page per day will be counted. Monthly, so a total of about 160 million views included in the statistics. StatCounter in turn counts accesses on his network, not corrected it but like NET applications, to compensate for geographical variations.

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