Windows 8 overtakes Vista in market share

By on
Windows 8 overtakes Vista in market share

Windows 8 grabbed 5.1% market share in June, up from 4.3% in May, finally pipping Vista to the spot as the third most-used Windows OS.

Vista's share slid to 4.6%, while Windows 7 holds 44.4% and XP still has 37.2%. The most recent version of Apple's OS X (10.8) has 3.1%, the analytics firm said.

Vista actually climbed slightly on-month, but has been on downward trend over the past year, sliding by two percentage points since June 2012. XP is down five points since then, while Windows 7 is up three points over the year.

Windows 8's uptake is slower than Windows 7 was at launch, according to analytics firm StatCounter, which shows Windows 7 hitting the 5% mark only a month after release, and topping 18.8% over the same period that Windows 8 has managed a 5.1% slice of the market.

Windows 8's struggles to convince users to upgrade has led Dell to worry about the effect it's having on PC sales.

Got a news tip for our journalists? Share it with us anonymously here.
Copyright © Alphr, Dennis Publishing

Most Read Articles

You must be a registered member of CRN to post a comment.
| Register


Will Coronavirus impact the channel?
Yes - By making it harder to order hardware
Yes - Cancelled conferences and business trips will be widespread
Not directly - It will slow the economy and that may have an impact
No - We can't see any impact
Not negatively - It's already created demand for things like remote access
View poll archive

Log In

Username / Email:
  |  Forgot your password?