Windows 8 Overtakes Windows XP in Steam Data

Microsoft’s latest operating system is quickly increasing its market share

  Windows 7 remains the number one operating system in the world
While the latest figures provided by Net Applications indicate that Windows 8 failed to impress last month, new statistics for the Steam platform reveal that Microsoft’s latest operating system is quickly increasing its market share.

While the latest figures provided by Net Applications indicate that Windows 8 failed to impress last month, new statistics for the Steam platform reveal that Microsoft’s latest operating system is quickly increasing its market share.

Windows 8 has grown so much lately that it’s now more popular than Windows XP, the 11-year-old software that Microsoft tries to kill these days.

According to Steam figures, Windows 8 had a combined market share of 9.63 percent in February, while Windows XP recorded a slight decrease to 9.33 percent.

Windows 7 64-bit remains the number one operating system for Steam users, with a share of 55.48 percent, followed by the 32-bit version with 13.83 percent. Mac OS X 10.8 is still far away with 1.71 percent, while Ubuntu 12.10 only manages to reach a 0.71 percent share.

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