Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek


Filed under: News | Technology News


Windows 8.1 market share grows slightly with Windows 7 and XP still most popular

Windows 8.1 gains slightly

Feb 3 2014, 11:42am CST | by

12 Updates
Windows 8.1 market share grows slightly with Windows 7 and XP still most popular

YouTube Videos Tweets Comments

Full Story

Windows 8.1 market share grows slightly with Windows 7 and XP still most popular

Windows 8.1 launched only a few months ago and is still trying to replace aging versions of Windows around the world. One of the oldest versions of Windows still in use, Windows XP, still holds a large share of the market for the OS.

The latest version of Windows, Windows 8.1, currently has only 3.95% of the Windows market with Windows 8 holding another 6.63% reports The Next Web . The most popular version of Windows is Windows 7 with 47.49% of the market.

Windows XP has 29.23% of the market and Vista has only 3.30% of the market. Overall, Windows has 90.72% of the Windows market. Mac OS has 7.68% of the market with Linux grabbing a scant 1.6%. Windows 8.1 is continuing to climb, but it has a long way to go to become more popular than the other OS versions.


iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like


Sponsored Update

Update: 12




Update: 11

Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 008 with Brian Jones

Source: Office Blogs

In episode 8, Jeremy Thake chats to Brian Jones, Group Program Manager for the Office 365 Developer Platform. As an Office 365 Developer you would have most recently seen Brian speak at the SharePoint Conference 2014 alongside his lead Rob Lefferts, Director of PM, about the future of Office 365 development. In this show, Brian talks about his career at Microsoft and the journey he’s had in Office evolving ...
Source: Office Blogs   Full article at: Office Blogs 9 hours ago, 6:38pm CDT

More From the Web

Update: 10

Bitcoin Gaining Traction Among Major Corporations And Nations

Source: bidness etc

On July 15, Google Inc. (GOOGL) added Bitcoin to its money converting tools. Google now automatically displays the price of any goods in bitcoins when users enter certain queries. For instant access, user can type “bitcoin price” or “price of BTC.” Previously, Google Finance had partnered with CoinBase to include bitcoin charts in its results. The tool will also work with Google’s mobile app. In February, Bing – Microsoft’s search engine – also incorporated bitcoins into its curren ...
Source: bidness etc   Full article at: bidness etc 11 hours ago, 4:22pm CDT

Update: 8

Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Source: AppleSlashdot

jrepin sends this EU report: The French city of Toulouse saved 1 million euro by migrating all its desktops from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice. This project was rooted in a global digital policy which positions free software as a driver of local economic development and employment. Former IT policy-maker Erwane Monthubert said, "Software licenses for productivity suites cost Toulouse 1.8 million euro every three years. Migration cost us about 800,000 euro, due partly to some developme ...
Source: AppleSlashdot   Full article at: AppleSlashdot 13 hours ago, 3:08pm CDT

Update: 7

Your Right To Be Forgotten Beats Google's Right to Remember

Source: Gizmodo

Last week, Microsoft's Bing joined Google in acquiescing to the E.U. high court's "right to be forgotten" ruling, which allows European citizens to petition for the removal of search results about themselves that are "inadequate…no longer relevant, or excessive." The Court of Justice sees it as a victory for privacy protection; Google sees only censorship. The company that aims to catalog the world's knowledge think ...
Source: Gizmodo  Full article at: Gizmodo 15 hours ago, 12:20pm CDT

Update: 6

Cortana won't sound like Cortana on UK Windows Phones

Source: Engadget

Now that Microsoft is rolling Windows Phone 8.1 out to handsets, users can now start chatting with its new virtual assistant, Cortana. Right now, she's limited to the US, but the Cortana man at Microsoft, Marcus Ash, has twee ...
Source: Engadget   Full article at: Engadget 17 hours ago, 10:42am CDT

Update: 5

Microsoft wirelessly charges a Lumia 930 using apples and potatoes

Source: Neowin

After Nokia used lightning to charge a Lumia 925 last year, Microsoft teamed up with Carphone Warehouse and artist Caleb Charland to wirelessly charge a Lumia 930 using apples and potatoes. Read ...
Source: Neowin   Full article at: Neowin 20 hours ago, 7:21am CDT

Update: 4

Has the Lumia 930 had its chips?

Source: Cool Smart Phone

I’m honestly not sure where to start with this one. Yes, I could throw in a large amount of potato-puns, but to be honest I’m trying to pick myself up after seeing the picture associated with this story. The idea and PR stunt itself is a great one. Use apples and potatoes to charge a Nokia Lumia 930 wirelessly. That’s brilliant, surely? Well yes, yes it is. But this “charging project”, which sits ou ...
Source: Cool Smart Phone   Full article at: Cool Smart Phone 21 hours ago, 6:25am CDT

Update: 3

Xbox One to go on sale in China in September, exclusive to China Telecom

Source: Neowin

Microsoft's Xbox One will go on sale in China in September, and will be sold exclusively through the nation's third-largest carrier, China Telecom - although pricing details remain unannounced. R ...
Source: Neowin   Full article at: Neowin 22 hours ago, 5:22am CDT

Update: 2

Sony invented augmented reality 15 years ago – and had no idea what to do with it

Source: Digital Trends

Meet the blue-sky guys. Most major technology companies have major R&D arms for “blue-sky” research: deep theoretical science and wild new creations. Microsoft Research – 1,100 strong in labs all around the globe – built a mood-sensing “smart bra” and a holographic desk and is working on Windows 9. Amazon’s R&D arm is called Lab126. […] The post Sony invented augmented reality 15 years ago – and had no idea what to do with it appeared first on Digital Tre ...
Source: Digital Trends   Full article at: Digital Trends 22 hours ago, 5:15am CDT

Update: 1

Popular Anti-Science Site Likens Journalists to "Nazi Collaborators" Over GMO Coverage

Source: Mother Jones

For years, Natural News—a conspiracy-minded alternative medicine website that attracts roughly 7 million unique visitors each month—has been crusading against the practice of genetically modifying food. This week the site's proprietor, Mike Adams, took the campaign to new extremes with a post comparing journalists who are critical of GMO activists to "Nazi collaborators." Adams also urged readers "to actively plan and carry out the killing ...
Source: Mother Jones   Full article at: Mother Jones 23 hours ago, 5:00am CDT

Shopping Deals


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at




blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Kate Upton is Proud of her Curvy Body
Kate Upton is Proud of her Curvy Body
Kate Upton has revealed recently to Elle UK that she is proud of her curvy body.
Apple Starts Mass Production of only 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, Delays 5.5-Inch Model and iPads till Sep.
Apple Starts Mass Production of only 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, Delays 5.5-Inch Model and iPads till Sep.
Apple has reportedly started the mass production of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 models while 5.5-inch model, iPad Air and iPad mini will go into mass production in September 2014.
The Best and Worst Apple Rumors This Week
The Best and Worst Apple Rumors This Week
Apple is hard at work on a number of products, but we must rely on rumors
Five Certainties For The iWatch
Five Certainties For The iWatch
There is no official word, but there are things we know for sure

About the Geek Mind

Read more about The Geek Mind.