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Net Applications: Windows 8 up slightly in April to 3.84 percent

The good news? Windows 8 keeps adding to its market share among PCs worldwide. The bad news? According to the just updated numbers from research firm Net Applications for all of April 2013, the growth of Windows 8 is still moving at a very small pace.

Net Applications's website shows that worldwide, Windows 8 was installed on 3.84 percent of all PCs in April, compared to 3.31 percent in March. Net Applications breaks down Windows 8 in three parts; Windows 8 at 3.82 percent, Windows 8 Touch at 0.02 percent and Windows RT Touch at 0.00 percent (no, that's not a typo).

It's not a shock to learn that Windows 7 is still the most popular PC OS in the world. The numbers from Net Applications for April show it was installed on 44.72 percent of PCs, down by just 0.05 percent in March where it had 44.77 percent of the PC market share.

Windows XP, now less than a year away from its support cut off date from Microsoft, was still used by 38.31 percent of PC's in April, down compared to 38.73 percent in March. Windows Vista is also still sliding; it had a market share of 4.79 percent in April, down from 4.99 percent in March.

Source: Net Applications | Image via Net Applications

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