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Net Applications: Windows 7 market share climbs

Even though Windows 8 launched in late October, the new deployment of Windows 7 on many PCs, especially in businesses, continues. Today, the newly updated PC OS market share results from Net Applications show that Windows 7 adoption is still increasing.

The new results from October 2012 show Windows 7 with a 44.69 percent market share for the month, up from 44.01 percent in September and just 42.76 percent in August. Windows XP went down to 40.66 percent in October, compared to 41.23 in September and 42.52 percent from August.

Windows Vista is still a distant third in these latest OS market share stats with 5.80 percent. Net Applications shows that Windows 8 was used by 0.41 percent of PC OS users in October, compared to 0.33 percent in September. Since Windows 8 launched less than a week ago, that percentage should increase greatly over the coming months. Indeed, Windows 8 will likely go well ahead of Windows Vista in a matter of months.

Earlier this week at the BUILD 2012 developer conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that since the general availability of Windows 8, there have been four million upgrades made from older Windows PCs just four days after its launch.

Source: Net Applications | Image via Net Applications

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