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Windows 8 and 8.1 Finally Topple XP in Market Share

With so many people clinging to Windows XP despite Microsoft's repeated attempts to bury the legacy OS and the lukewarm (at best) response to Windows 8, it didn't seem like the latter would ever overtake the former in market share. Never say never, right? For the first time ever, the combined share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is higher than that of Windows XP, based on the latest data provided by Net Applications.

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Devil-X1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

It's not that people have purchased win8.1 more than the XP ....it's just because of the growing number of PC that have been sold with Win 8.1 preloaded in them. How misleading stats can be sometimes.

madmonkey011052d ago

people are forced into windows 8 i f they buy a new pc, a lot of tech savy people will upgrade to windows 7