Windows 8.1 is alive and kicking and Microsoft hopes that its new OS update has what it takes to rescue Windows 8 and become the main catalyst of a major market share booth for its modern platform.
Statistics provided for the first three months on the market in the United States reveal that Windows 8.1 is quickly gaining ground, as it managed to overtake Linux and post a hefty growth that’s very likely to continue in the coming months.
Windows 8.1 posted a market share of 2.13 percent for the October 2013 – January 2014 period, while Linux is trailing behind with 1.2 percent.
Of course, Windows 8.1 is still far from competing with market rivals Windows 7 and Windows XP, but it’s still attracting users at a very fast pace. What’s more, with Windows 8.1 Update 1 on its way, figures would most likely grow even more, so expect more consumers to embrace this OS version in the coming months.