Windows 7 and XP Topped the Market in December

Windows 8 still struggles to increase its market share

By on January 2nd, 2013 08:37 GMT

Even though Microsoft is struggling to convince everyone that Windows 8 is at least worth a try, Windows 7 remains the number one choice for computer users.

Data provided by Net Applications for December indicates that Windows 7 remains the most popular operating system in the world, with a share of 45.11 percent.

Windows XP, the 11-year-old OS that Microsoft struggles to kill in order to move customers to newer software, was the second choice last month, as it recorded a market share of 30.08 percent.

Windows Vista, Microsoft’s very own disaster, came third with 5.67 percent, followed by Mac OS X 10.8 with 2.27 percent.

As for Windows 8, the company’s newest operating system is far, far away with a share of only 1.72 percent, while Windows RT accounted for 0.05 percent of the market.

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