Numbers and figures can be very useful if one were to draw a conclusion about a particular situation, or perhaps even make predictions of the future. Each month, the usage share of the desktop ecosystem changes, so that users are able to spot trends as well as have a better handle on just what kind of operating systems that consumers use at the moment. In November 2014, Microsoft’s Windows XP saw a huge drop, with its successors, Windows 8 and 8.1, managing to inch their way to the top.
It is said that in November this year, Windows XP was used by 13.57% of the population sampled by Net Applications, marking close to a 4% drop from the previous month, while Windows 8 saw a growth to 6.55% from 5.88%, with the newer Windows 8.1 having moved up a notch to 12.1% from 10.92%. Windows 7 remained more or less in the same place this month as well as the month before.
This shows that people are starting to move away from the Windows XP platform as all official support for this desktop operating system has already ceased. However, one ought to take note that Windows 7 is still going strong without depicting any signs of its stranglehold weakening. Do you think that Windows 10 will be able to make a dent in Windows 7’s market share? Only time will be able to tell.