Windows 8 Now Installed on 5% of Computers Worldwide

Microsoft’s new OS is gaining fans at a rather slow pace

  Windows 7 continues to top the rankings in May too
Microsoft is getting ready to launch the first major update for Windows 8, but the operating system continues to gain new users at a rather slow pace.

Microsoft is getting ready to launch the first major update for Windows 8, but the operating system continues to gain new users at a rather slow pace.

The first 10 days of May brought almost no change in the overall market share rankings, with Windows 7 still topping the charts with 53.46 percent of all computers worldwide, according to StatCounter data.

Windows XP obviously comes second with 21.24 percent, while Mac OS X and Vista are next with 7.26 and 5.9 percent, respectively.

Windows 8 is at this time installed on 5.26 percent of PCs in the world and in case it keeps the same ascending trend, it has a chance to overtake Vista by the end of the month.

Microsoft is set to upgrade Windows 8 in just a couple of months, with a preview version of Blue expected to see daylight at the BUILD developer conference in June. The stable version is expected to hit the market two months after that.

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