Richmond HL, NY. July 2, 2012
As per latest statistics of Net Applications at its NetMarketShare portal, Windows 7 is about the beat the Windows XP in terms of Operating System Market Share. First has succeeded the latter with 41.6 percent share in June 2012, which was the least gap between these two famous Windows versions since the debut of Windows 7 in 2009.
Noteworthy that Windows 7 had already acquired more market share than XP with 28% in June 2011 and 14 in June 2010. Market share of XP have been reduced to 54 percent from 64 percent in one year as per Net Applications.
If you would have a look at the W3C OS Platform Statistics, Windows 7 rocks with 52.3 percent at first place whereas XP is on second place with 26.9 percent in May 2012. Remember this data was collected in correspondence to the browser usage statistics.
Windows 8 Preview Releases has only 0.16 percent market share according to the latest report of Net Applications. This Microsoft’s new OS got a little rise of 0.03 percent as compared to its share in May 2012.
In fact, Windows 7 is struggling hard to acquire the complete market of Windows XP. Most of the users, especially from small and medium business, had obtained the licenses of XP, may be in bulk. They are now facing problem in migrating from old Windows to the new version. Windows Vista could not get much attention because of its critic and different stability issues being faced by users all over the world.
In future, we may see the Windows 7 capturing the market shares of XP but what would be the situation when Windows 8 would be launched, OEMs may offer free upgrade to it, and even Microsoft offers free (but limited) Office 2013 Suite within it.
Another statistics tracking company, StatsCounter had already declared Windows 7 a winner with victorious 50.2 percent market share. It stated only 30 percent market share of Windows XP.
Remember both Net Applications and StatsCounter adopt different methods to count the Windows OS Platform market statistics.