If you believe the information from StatCounter, Windows 7 has been the most used PC operating system worldwide for some time. However, its main OS stat recording rival Net Applications still shows that Windows XP is number one. However, that could change very soon, perhaps next month.
In Net Applications' latest results for July 2012, Windows XP is shown as being on top, with the chart showing it being used on 42.86 percent of PCs worldwide. However, Windows XP has dropped down on Net Applications' stats drastically in just a month. In June, it showed the OS as having 43.61 percent of the OS market share.
Windows 7 is shown to be in second but is closing in on Windows XP with 42.21 percent, according to Net Applications. In June, Windows 7 was shown to have 41.59 percent of the OS market share. If the drop for Windows XP continues at its current rate, Windows 7 should be on top of Net Applications' list when the results for August are released on September 1st.
Windows Vista is a distant third in these latest stats with 6.60 percent of the OS market share and the preview versions of Windows 8 are being used by 0.20 percent of all PCs running in the world, according to Net Applications.
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