Windows 8 and 8.1 continue to lose market share

The market share of Windows 8 and Windows 8, instead of trickling up, has suffered a drop last month. The Windows 8.x is now running on 12.26% of computers around the world, according to the latest data by Net Applications. The month of September has ended, and as usually the ever so reliable Net Market Share has evaluated the performance of various operating systems.

Now that Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10 and is even serving up a Technical Preview for curious folks to check out, Windows 8 is already feeling like old news. Some felt that way even before Microsoft’s announcement, which might explain why Windows 8 lost market share in the desktop OS market in the month of September. At this rate, it won’t be long before Windows 8′s share drops back into single digits. According to Net Applications, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 fell to a combined 12.26 percent of the desktop OS market by the end of September, down more than a percentage point from 13.37 percent at the end of August, which is the highest it’s ever been.

By Louie Baur

+Louie Baur is Editor at Long Beach Louie, a Long Beach Restaurant Review site as well as Skateboard Park. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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